Medicare does not presently cover stairlift products. Unfortunately, they do not consider stairlifts a “medical necessity”. Until this changes, all we can do is try to point the financially needy in the right direction. Hopefully the following information will assist you.
There are many organizations that provide financial assistance to people in need of medical devices not covered by Medicare or insurance.
You may find assistance by calling the Veteran's Administration on 1-800-827-1000.
Also, there are low interest loans available from the following organizations:
Arkansas Technology Alternative Financing Project
Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology Program
Florida Alternative Financing Program
Techconnect Low Interest Loan Program
Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative
Loan Initiative Networking Kentuckians
Tel: 877-675-0195 (Ext. 25)
Louisiana Alternative Financing Program
Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program
Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
Missouri Assistive Technology Council
Nevada Assistive Technology Loan Fund Program
Oklahoma Alternative Financing Program
Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Financing Program
Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
RESNA Alternative Financing
Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
Wisconsin Office for Persons with Physical Disabilities
National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research