AMPUTEES IN NEED
We provide financial assistance for prosthetic care provided by local professional partners to qualified, approved applicants at no cost to the amputee.
Primary eligibility requirements:
No other source to pay for any portion of a prosthesis
At or near poverty level
Potential ability to walk without assistance
United States citizen or legal resident*
* If you do not qualify for financial assistance or for information about our international work, visit our resources page
Before submitting an application, check your eligibility to receive prosthetic services from your state:
Other resources that provide financial assistance for prosthetic limbs:
Please reference our Frequently Ask Questions section.
We encourage you to pursue other resources and apply for Vocational Rehabilitation Services when available. You may apply with Limbs for Life along with these other options. If approved for other services, notify us to discontinue your application.
Prosthetic Clinics are key to our mission. Clinics across the country partner with Limbs for Life to provide quality prosthetic care for amputees who qualify for help.
Please find a full list of clinics on our Clinic Partners page. We will partner with any prosthetic clinic who agrees to our terms of treatment and payment. Ask your preferred clinic to contact us for more information.
READY TO APPLY?
THE VITAL ROLE OF PROSTHETIC CLINIC PARTNERSHIPS
Through partnerships with prosthetic clinics across the country, Limbs for Life provided payments of $608,500 to help over 2,788 clients get back on their feet in 2019 alone. Collaborating clinics in 28 states provided prosthetic limbs, fittings, adjustments and additional services to clients approved for services from our foundation. Clinics donate their time and talents to help the amputees.
Limbs for Life Foundation shares components and parts as available and provides a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the clinics providing the quality prosthetic care needed. With appropriate care and assistance, amputees have the opportunity for a productive and independent lifestyle.
FOR CLINIC PARTNERS AND PROSTHETIC TECHNICIANS:
How can we serve you and your patients?
Limbs for Life is a resource to assist prosthetic clinics to provide care for uninsured and under-insured amputees. We can provide used component parts, at no cost, to prosthetic clinics and practitioners willing to fabricate a limb for an amputee in need. We also partner with clinicians who travel abroad to do mission work internationally.
Limbs for Life provides direct financial payment to clinics for qualified applicants at a fixed contract amount of:
$2,500 for a below-knee prosthesis $3,500 for above-knee prosthesis
Specific terms and agreement for the clinic partnership are included in the Client Application.
Limbs for Life also provides donated components, as available, to lower your clinic’s expenses. Clinicians may request used parts for repair or replacement on existing limbs, even when a new limb is not required. We ask our clinic teams to limit requests to those who cannot otherwise afford needed parts.
To request components & accessories for an existing LFL client or another patient who does not have resources, download our Componentry Request Form.
Download our Counter Card to display in your clinic to encourage tax deductible donations of used components and parts to Limbs for Life.
View our Clinic Partners. Not on the list? Please contact us. We love new partners!
We are happy to speak with you and answer any questions.
Please call 1-888-235-5462 toll free or email email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL HELP AVAILABLE
Meeting a world of amputee needs
An important part of our program at Limbs for Life is providing used prosthetic components to developing countries. Each week Limbs for Life receives shipments of used limbs that are no longer needed by the original client. The limbs are dismantled and broken down into component parts and made available for worldwide humanitarian efforts led by foundations, groups and individuals. While laws regulate reuse of certain components in the United States, many items may be utilized in foreign countries. Our partnerships with prosthetic clinics and several non-profit agencies around the globe allow Limbs for Life, based in Oklahoma, to impact the lives of amputees on five continents.
Limbs for Life has distributed limbs and parts in the following countries:
For those seeking resources for international amputees:
View our list of International Resources
Find more information through Prosthetic Hope and the Digital Resource Foundation for Orthotics and Prosthetics Community.
International Callers: please call 1-888-235-5462 toll free
or email with any questions.