Guest Blog: BCBSTX Sponsors CPATH’s Pediatric Medical Equipment Closet

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is an event sponsor of the Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope (CPATH), a community nonprofit in Austin, Texas, that provides resources, support and financial assistance to families and individuals living with cerebral palsy.

BCBSTX sponsors CPATH’s Pediatric Medical Equipment Closet, a program to assist anyone with medical equipment needs regardless of diagnosis. They take donations of gently used medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, standers, etc.) then pass the equipment on to families and individuals in need at no charge.

To Get Equipment from the Closet

Step 1: Visit their website to see a list of all equipment currently available. This list includes measurements and is updated when new equipment comes in. https://cpathtexas.org/equipment-closet/ 

Step 2: Consult your medical and therapy team to ensure the piece of equipment is appropriate for your child.

Step 3: Contact equip@cpathtexas.org to make an appointment to pick up the equipment. The Equipment Closet is open by appointment only and is not located at CPATH’s mailing address.

To Donate Gently Used Equipment

Option 1: Contact equip@cpathtexas.org to make an appointment to drop off your equipment.

Option 2: Watch newsletters, social media, and the website for Equipment Closet Donation Days. A few times a year, CPATH opens the Equipment Closet on a Saturday morning for people to drop by and donate.

To get more information about other CPATH Programs and to be added to their email list, send a note to: info@cpathtexas.org.

Visit their website  for all program information.

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