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World Medical Relief Fills Insurance Gaps

Updated: Mar 6, 2020

Most people are shocked to learn that Medicare doesn’t cover everything. Since 1953, however, the

private, non-profit World Medical Relief, Inc. has assisted families by collecting and distributing medical

supplies, medicines, and recycled medical equipment that Medicare and other insurances may not

cover. Following are a few of their most popular local programs:

Affordable Prescription Program: Available to low income persons 18 and older in Michigan are

uninsured or underinsured. World Medical Relief’s licensed pharmacy fills prescriptions and then either

mails them or the clients pick them up for a flat fee of $8.30 per prescription.

Local Shipping Program: Provides basic medical supplies for a small fee. Items such as dressing supplies,

ace bandages, disposable wipes, gloves, a variety of ostomy supplies and liquid nutrition are available.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is also available for a small handling fee. Hospital beds, wheelchairs,

shower chairs, walkers, commodes, or transfer benches are supplied. A referral is required from a

physician, nurse or social worker.

The organization also provides adult briefs, pullups and bed pads at discounted prices.

To inquire about World Medical Relief’s local programs and/or volunteering, visit:, or call 313-866-5333.

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