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MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program) is a program that provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon’s service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.
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Equipment we loan:
- Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs (prescription required)
- Bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, tub bars, toilet bars, bedside commodes and raised seats
- Lift chairs (prescription required)
- Rollators (prescription required)
- Over the Bed Tables
- Reachers, sock aids and leg lifters
- Hoyer Lifts and slings
- Bed Assist Rails
- Knee Scooters ($100 cash/check refundable deposit)
How the Program Works
The Medical Equipment Recycling Program accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need it or from organizations who have collected the items. MERP staff help clean and refurbish the devices. After a final inspection, the equipment is loaned to people who need it. In addition, the program educates individuals and their family members about other community-based resources that can address specific needs. During the past decade, MERP has donated equipment to over 10,000 people.
How to Become Part of the Program
The program could not operate without the support of volunteers. In addition to cleaning and repairing equipment, volunteers provide office support and assist with helping individuals who are inquiring about obtaining equipment.
Donate Your Equipment
If you own medical equipment that is no longer used, donate it to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program or make a cash donation to help purchase necessary equipment and supplies. Cash donations are vital to continue the valuable community service that the program provides. Contact us at 724-347-MERP to donate equipment or financial support.
- Medications or narcotics
- Expired Medical supplies
- Homecare or hospital beds
- Powered wheelchairs or motorized scooters
- CPAP or BiPAP machines or accessories
- Mercury-containing devices
- Chemicals, reagents or hazardous waste
- Oxygen tanks
- Opened adult diaper packages
Volunteer Your Time and Talent
The program needs help transporting, cleaning, and refurbishing the equipment, and the program needs volunteers to provide office support. Contact us at 724-347-MERP to learn how you can help.
Make a financial donation to the Friends of MERP
The Friends of MERP is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides financial support to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program. The Friends of MERP have a sponsorship program, organize fundraisers and write grants for MERP.
Open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
707 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, PA 16121
Phone: 724-347-MERP (6377)
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
103 N. Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125
Phone: 724-589-MERP (6377)