CARE Chest's programs are provided free of cost to low-income Nevadans. If you or someone you, a loved one, or a friend need access to medical resources, please click here to get help or call us at (775) 829-CARE.
Medical equipment and supplies available include safety and mobility items such as wheelchairs, walkers, and transfer benches, nebulizers, incontinency products, wound care, lice treatment, ostomy supplies and more. Durable medical equipment is loaned for as long as it is needed, and one-time use supplies can be re-ordered monthly.
In partnership with regional pharmacies, CARE Chest clients can receive up to $100 annually as a supplement for the cost of emergency prescriptions or co-pays. Assistance is applied at the point of purchase. We do not provide pain medication or psychiatric drugs.
CARE Chest’s Diabetic Supplies program distributes testing supplies, including blood-glucose monitors, test strips, syringes and lancets, as needed on a monthly basis for prescribed patients. Additional prescription assistance is available to clients with limited access to diabetes medications.
CARE Chest provides doctor-prescribed liquid medical nutrition, known medically as enteral products. Popular brands include Ensure, Glucerna (for diabetics) and Carnation Instant Breakfast.
CARE Chest connects clients with resources like home and vehicle modifications and assistive technology in partnership with agencies including the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. CARE Chest also administers a low-interest loan program to fund similar projects.
CARE Chest offers regular classes covering a variety of topics from managing chronic disease to diet and fitness. Classes are taught by local medical professionals. The program also connects clients to other resources, including a library of educational material.