Durable medical equipment

Durable medical equipment

What is durable medical equipment (DME)?

Durable medical equipment is any equipment that provides benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions or illnesses. DME consists of items which:

  • Are primarily and customarily used to serve a medial purpose
  • Are not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury
  • Are ordered or prescribed by a physician
  • Are reusable
  • Can stand repeated use
  • Are appropriate for use in the home


DME is provided at TRIA by Park Nicollet Health Products. Our fitters are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to assist you with fittings.  Rentals available at TRIA include:

    • Knee caddies (scooters)
    • Game Readies


Durable medical equipment may be covered when the following criteria are met:

  • The equipment provides therapeutic benefit to a patient in need because of a certain medical condition or illness
  • The DME is prescribed by a licensed provider


For questions about durable medical equipment, call 952-831-8742.