World Medical Relief Fills Insurance Gaps
Updated: Mar 7
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:
www.worldmedicalrelief.org, or call 313-866-5333.