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Wheelchair wanted

Post by sue and paul » Mon 03 Dec 2018 12:08

Does anyone know where we can rent/borrow/buy a lightweight folding wheelchair for adult?

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Re: Wheelchair wanted

Post by martyn94 » Mon 03 Dec 2018 13:42

Try your local pharmacy. Some of them have their own: if they don’t they can get them, or tell you where to get them.

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Re: Wheelchair wanted

Post by russell » Mon 03 Dec 2018 17:01

Yes, any pharmacy. They can order one to fit your requirements. If the user has a carte vitale he can get a prescription for the hire from the doctor and the charges will be covered.

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Post by sue and paul » Tue 04 Dec 2018 09:49

Thanks. Our médecin traitant gave a prescription, and our pharmacie supplied. As you say, with Carte Vitale, costs are covered. It will make such a difference to us, though OH already has Carte Handicapé for stationnement

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Re: Wheelchair wanted

Post by martyn94 » Tue 04 Dec 2018 16:27

sue and paul wrote:
Tue 04 Dec 2018 09:49
Thanks. Our médecin traitant gave a prescription, and our pharmacie supplied. As you say, with Carte Vitale, costs are covered. It will make such a difference to us, though OH already has Carte Handicapé for stationnement
And quick as a flash, apparently.

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Re: Wheelchair wanted

Post by russell » Wed 05 Dec 2018 10:01

Glad you are sorted. I don't know where you are located but we've found that Reha Team in Perpignan are very good for all sorts of accessories for the handicapped. You will be entitled to a new wheelchair every three years if the condition is permanent.

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Re: Wheelchair wanted

Post by sue and paul » Wed 05 Dec 2018 10:06

Thanks. We do know about Reha, but haven't yet consulted them. We'll see.....

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