Questions & Answers:
Who is eligible for receiving equipment under the program?
Kids Mobility Network's mission is to help children attain greater safety, mobility and independence through appropriate durable medical equipment (DME). We feel that our children are our greatest resource as a community. All children are eligible for services.
What DME does Kids Mobility Network provide?
Kids Mobility Network provides a variety of DME including manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, walkers, standers, adaptive bikes and other DME. While we focus on the above-mentioned items, we may very well have what you need. We encourage you to include any items on your application.
What is the process for attaining DME?
Simply complete an application (get it here) and submit to our offices for review. Directions for completing the application are provided with the application. We have not rejected an applicant yet! If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
If I have insurance or Medicaid, do I still qualify?
Yes. Many of our clients have insurance and/or Medicaid, but still can not attain the appropriate DME for various reasons. Sometimes co-pays are too high for the family to afford, benefits are exhausted, or sometimes insurance carriers deny certain equipment. Whatever the reason, it doesn't impact your qualification. We do ask that applicants go through their insurance and Medicaid channels first so that we can provide priority to those families that have fewer options.
I have been approved to receive DME through my insurance, but it won't arrive for months. Can Kids Mobility Network help me?
Yes. Due to the nature of the insurance or Medicaid process, sometimes new DME can take a long time to arrive and a need can be unmet for months. Kids Mobility Network is a great resource for you to attain equipment until your new equipment arrives. We work closely with many new DME providers and in such a situation, these providers often will help to fit our equipment to your child as an interim solution. Be sure to ask your DME provider if they work with Kids Mobility Network.
Is used DME safe?
The DME provided by Kids Mobility Network is very safe. Durable medical equipment is just that - durable. Since children outgrow equipment rather quickly, we find that most of the equipment we receive is lightly used and in very good condition with just a few scratches! Each piece of DME placed by Kids Mobility Network goes through a rigorous reconditioning and is sanitized, safety checked, then matched to the appropriate applicant. Any piece of equipment that we receive that is deemed unsafe is disposed of immediately.
I know that DME is very expensive, how much will this cost me?
DME is very expensive, however, the equipment that we provide has been donated by families such as yours. While we give away our equipment, our costs are the handling and reconditioning of the equipment, which is less expensive than purchasing DME, but still expensive to process. We ask that families pay a small service fee to help us with the costs of operating our organization. Kids Mobility Network is very expensive to operate with facility costs, reconditioning expenses, and processing expenses to name just a few. The service fees are:
At one time we offered scholarships to cover service fees for families that were unable to pay the service fee, however, we no longer have a partner funding this program.
How can I donate my used DME to Kids Mobility Network?
Simply give us a call at 303-242-8281 to arrange a time to drop the equipment at our Centennial office location. Like most non-profit organizations, we do not currently offer a pick-up service due to lack of staffing. While we are usually at the office, we recommend a call to ensure that someone is there to receive your donation.
I really support your cause, can I make a monetary donation?
Yes. Kids Mobility Network is a non-profit organization that operates on the generous donations of individuals and organizations. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. To learn more about donating to Kids Mobility Network click here.
A second way to support Kids Mobility Network is to attend our fundraising events. Click here to learn more about upcoming events.
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