The Augusta Office is a hub for the STAR Network which offers the opportunity for persons with disabilities to receive durable medical equipment that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
What is the STAR Program?
Southeastern Technology Access and Reuse Network helps consumers gain access to equipment they may need because they are uninsured or under-insured. The equipment is generally used equipment that has been donated to the program which is then cleaned, inspected, and made available at various state wide warehouse locations, the primary being in Stone Mountain, Georgia operated by Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Walton Options is a local point of contact.
How does it work?
If you are a person with a disability and you have the need for a piece of equipment, you can either make a call to the Walton Options Augusta office or complete a Self-Referral Form online. A member of the Walton Options team will work with you to collect all the relevant information to understand exactly what you need. We then check the inventory of our local STAR warehouse to see if the item(s) is available.
Items that are in stock will be offered to the consumer for a minimal contribution fee. If the item is not available from the warehouse but is available through FODAC, we will arrange for it to be delivered during our scheduled monthly drop off.
Changes to Pick-up as of Oct 1, 2017: The STAR Program Hub is only open for walk-ins on Thursday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Please call the Tuesday before to allow our staff time to locate and let you know if we have the equipment you need. We can set-up and appointment for you to come in on Thursdays at any time between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments are recommended as they take priority, even during walk-in times. All beds & Lift will be handled by appointment only due to the time it takes for instruction and loading.
**HOLIDAY HOURS: The STAR Program Hub will close at 3:00 PM on Thursday December 14, 2017 for the Christmas holiday season. The Hub will re-open on Thursday January 4, 2018.**
Please Note: The STAR Program IS NOT a retail outlet of any sort including a thrift store. We are able to provide services as part of the STAR Network and funding sources. There is a minimal contribution fee for the items available which covers the expense of cleaning and handling.
What type of items do you have?
The STAR Program offers a variety of durable medical equipment for reuse. Some of the common items are:
- Shower chairs
- Transfer tub benches
- Raised toilet seats
- Bedside commodes
- Hospital beds
Do you accept donations?
Yes! Donations of durable medical equipment that can be refurbished, sanitized and put back out in to the community are always welcome. Our most needed items include wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, transfer tub benches, shower chairs, adult diapers, bed chux as well as other durable medical equipment. If you have any of these items, or think we can utilize something you have, please call us at 706-724-6262 to find out the best way to bring those items in.
Walton Option does regret that we cannot take donations of furniture, clothing or food, as there are other agencies better equipped to handle those types of donations.
If you are interested in learning more about the STAR Program, please contact Walton Options on 706-724-6262 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist. Or complete the Self-Referral Form online by clicking here.
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