The only community resource to borrow basic medical equipment.

The Loan Closet is the only community resource in Santa Barbara County offering free short-term loans of basic medical equipment. Owned and operated by VNA Health, the Loan Closet has been in serving the County since the founding of VNA Health in 1908. Today the Loan Closet serves more than 4,000 residents each year, and is completely supported through private donations and contributions, often from people who have benefited from the Loan Closet.

Need Medical Equipment?
There may be a time when you need a wheelchair, walker, crutches, shower bench, or other assistive device. Your need may be for a few weeks or for an extended period of time. The Loan Closet has an assortment of durable medical equipment ready to lend to Santa Barbara County residents.

There is no fee for borrowing equipment. To inquire about availability of equipment please call 805.690.6235 or email before completing the Loan Closet Equipment Loan Form.

Download and print our Loan Closet Equipment Loan Form.

Need to Return or Donate Equipment?
When you no longer need medical equipment, please consider donating or returning it to the Loan Closet. Most small medical equipment is accepted, as long as it is in good condition. Due to limited storage space, large items such as hospital beds cannot be donated. For tax purposes, we will be glad to provide you with written acknowledgment of your donation.

The Loan Closet is located at VNA Health’s corporate offices in Downtown Santa Barbara just off Olive Street between East Montecito and East Gutierrez Streets. You may enter the Loan Closet from the VNA Health parking lot located off Olive Street between E. Montecito Street and E. Gutierrez Street.

Find us on Google Maps360 Olive Street, Parking Lot, Santa Barbara, CA 931019
Loan Closet Map

The Loan Closet is open daily, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. To ensure adequate time for equipment education, the last time to pick up equipment is at 4:00 PM.

The Loan Closet will be CLOSED or operate special hours in observance of these Holidays:

Memorial Day - Closed
Independence Day - Closed
Labor Day - Closed

Download and print our Loan Closet Equipment Loan Form.