For a quarter century CARE Chest has been a critical health resource for thousands of Northern Nevadans. Our free programs are designed to fill insurance gaps for underserved populations. We provide

  •        –     Medical Equipment and Supplies
  •        –     Prescription Assistance
  •        –     Diabetic Supplies
  •        –     Medical Nutrition
  •        –     Independent Living
  •        –     Wellness Education


In 2015 CARE Chest reached a huge milestone: 25 years of continuous service in Reno. With the help of a generous community of donors, we have connected more than 120,000 clients to medical items and services, helping to build a healthier, happier community. Thank you for your support over the last quarter century!


In 2016, CARE Chest anticipates helping more than 8,000 clients with critical health resources, free of cost. We are able to do this because our community’s generosity and willingness to

  •       –  Donate equipment
  •       –  Volunteer
  •       –  Contribute financially


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    Wellness Education Workshops for 2017

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Getting Started
    When: January 24 and 31 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    An introduction to the basics of eating better and increasing your movement.

    Intro to Diabetes Management
    When: March 7 and 14 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    An introduction to how diabetes affects your body and how to better manage blood sugars. 

Big Gifts in Small Packages

The transfer bench you see above will change somebody's life in a huge way. Where once an elderly or disabled person would not be able to bathe themselves, with this item an individual can get in and out of a shower safely. For many of our clients, this is the difference between remaining in their homes under the care of a loved one, and moving to an institutional setting.

Community Supported Smiles

When Olivia's family looked long and hard to find the nebulizer she needs for her breathing treatments, CARE Chest was the only place they could obtain one. Like all of our medical equipment, we provided Olivia with this nebulizer free of cost, thanks to the support of our community.

Helping Multiple Generations

This wonderful picture of Anya was taken in March this year, when CARE Chest provided her with a new walker. Anya was four years old when she first came to CARE Chest in 2013. She was born missing one-third of her brain, and came to us experiencing difficulty leaning to walk. We have helped her with a wheelchair, and when her grandmother needed a walker, CARE Chest was there to ensure that her family had access to the medical equipment they need.