Working with healthcare facilities and medical missions around the world, MedWish accepts applications for medical aid and matches our extensive inventory with recipient's needs.
To date, MedWish has shipped to recipients in 115 countries ranging from one piece of equipment, a box of supplies, or a full 40' cargo container.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
BECOME A RECIPIENT
All recipients must meet our eligibility criteria and submit an application.
Eligibility requirements and application information can be found below. Once your application has been accepted, a member of the MedWish team will contact you to build a customized request list based on your needs and the item's availability.
Our inventory is constantly changing; we cannot guarantee that requested items are in stock but we can help provide you with more information about their availability.
Please note: MedWish does NOT carry pharmaceuticals, food, office furniture or clothing.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
New recipients must complete an application. In preparation for this process, please gather the following information:
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. We will follow up with you within 3-5 business days of your application submission.
Returning partners who have worked with MedWish before may contact our staff directly to coordinate future shipments.
If you are a returning recipient but have not received/requested supplies in 5+ years, please submit an updated application.
Hand-Carried Shipments: 2-4 weeks
Freight Shipments: 8 weeks
Expedited shipments will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be assessed a rush fee of 25% of the total fee for service.
All recipients are required to report back to MedWish within 60 days of arrival of the shipment to its final destination.
Click here to submit the feedback form online along with any photos, notes, or other materials you wish to include.
MedWish reserves the right to deny future shipments if the recipient fails to provide feedback.
"Thank you and the entire MedWish team for the valuable donation to Mogadishu, Somalia. Unimaginable joys and happiness filled people's hearts in Mogadishu not only because they received a donated medical shipment but also the realization of remembrance and care. Since we received three containers full of medical equipment and supplies from MedWish, the atmosphere has changed to positive, and hope for revival was renewed.”
Hand-carried shipments are best for smaller projects, like medical mission trips or situations that may require a more immediate response. This method of transport can range from a small box to several suitcases and allows individuals or groups to take only what they need and check it with their luggage.
Recipients must make an appointment if picking up supplies at the MedWish Warehouse. Please call 216-692-1685.
Please note: To receive a hand-carried shipment, you must have a contact at your international destination who can provide a wish list of needed items for humanitarian/charitable health care. MedWish does not provide coordinating services between travelers and potential recipients.
MedWish has the ability to fulfill wish lists for larger projects, like outfitting clinics or hospitals. Our warehouse staff can pack shipments ranging from a single pallet to a fully-packed, ready-to-ship 40’ shipping container.
Please note: Recipients of MedWish supplies must coordinate their own shipping and customs arrangements. If you are new to overseas shipping, we may be able to refer you to resources for more information to help with the process.
Recipients are not charged for the medical equipment and supplies that MedWish provides. Processing and handling fees still apply based on the scale of the order, not the commercial or intrinsic value of the item(s). Because of the ongoing support of various individuals, corporations, and foundations, we are able to reduce these fees to a portion of the costs.
No payment is due at the time of application. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due prior to packing list assembly with remaining fees due prior to shipment. Shipping costs are in addition to the processing and handling fee.
Processing & Handling Fees
*Approximate value. Updated annually.
The following payment options are available: U.S. check, credit card (AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or wire transfer.
Ready to Apply?
Thank you for your interest in receiving medical supplies and/or equipment through MedWish. Please review information and requirements before submitting a request.