Financial Responsibility

While there is no charge for the donated medical supplies that MedWish provides, recipients or their sponsors are asked to pay a processing and handling fee to a portion of the overhead costs that ensure we have the supplies to meet your needs. Processing and Handling Fees are based on the scale of the order and not the value, whether intrinsic or commercial, of the offered items.

Funding from donors and foundations support MedWish’s ongoing efforts to recover, repurpose and redistribute medical supplies. This enables us to reduce our processing and handling fees so that recipients are only responsible to pay for a portion of the cost as shown below.

All amounts listed are in US Dollars. No payment is due at the time of application. A deposit is required prior to order assembly, as outlined below. Please note that the processing and handling fee does not include the cost of shipping.

Processing and Handling Fees

Freight Shipment Type Processing & Handling Fee
40 Foot Container (~20 pallets) $25,550* $8,500
20 Foot Container (~10 pallets) $12,750* $5,000
Full Truck Load (FTL) – Domestic for further processing prior to international shipment $18,850* $5,000
Pallet (4 ft x 4 ft x 6 ft) $1,400* $500

 *Approximate value. Updated annually. 

For all freight shipments, 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.

Hand Carried Shipment Type Processing & Handling Fee
Packed by MedWish Staff $4.00/lb
Packed by Recipient $2.00/lb

 Shipping costs are in addition to the processing and handling fee.

Local and Domestic Giving Supplies 

Local and domestic giving supplies have a cost value associate with the type of equipment or are based off $2/lb supply cost. Please see the Local and Domestic Giving application for more information.

Alternative Recycling Supplies 

Alternative recycling supplies are provided at no cost to domestic recipients for non-medical use. Donations are welcome and help us continue this program.

Payment Options

The following payment options are available: U.S. check, credit card (AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or wire transfer.

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