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Cooling and Assistive Equipment

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Cooling Equipment Distribution

Women wearing Cooling Vests MSAA provides cooling vests (such as the ones pictured above) to individuals with MS who qualify for the program.

Many people with multiple sclerosis are heat sensitive. MS research has proven that heat and humidity often aggravate common MS symptoms. MS research has also proven that cooling the body can help lessen the negative effects of heat and humidity on a person with MS.

The most common cooling product is a full-size vest that contains insulated pockets which hold small ice packs. The vests are worn over clothing and provide a temporary cooling relief which can last up to a few hours.

Recently, manufacturers have also developed smaller, lightweight vests which are designed to be worn under clothing. These smaller vests offer less cooling relief but are easily hidden for discreet use and comfortable to wear while at work, on the go, or exercising. In addition to the vests, companies have created a variety of cooling wraps to fit the neck, wrists and ankles, giving people more options and the ability to stay active while cooling.

Child Wearing Cooling Vest Special children’s cooling vests are available for those diagnosed with pediatric MS.

The MSAA Cooling Program offers cooling vests and accessories for adults with multiple sclerosis as well as children diagnosed with pediatric MS. MSAA encourages you to consider your cooling needs and make your selection carefully as there are no returns or exchanges. If you have any questions, please call MSAA at (800) 532-7667 or email

To Apply for This Program

* Please understand that due to high demand, MSAA estimates it will take up to three (3) weeks to process your order once you've returned the application and all required documents. Orders will be processed on a first-come,first-served basis.Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Step 1: Download the appropriate cooling application:

MSAA Cooling Program (Adult) | MSAA Children's Cooling Program

Submit just one application form to cover your selections.
Step 2: Please complete the forms online, print, and sign the forms.
Step 3: Mail the completed forms and any necessary additional documentation to:

Attn: Program Coordinator - Cooling Equipment Distribution
706 Haddonfield Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Equipment Distribution

Various Equipment MSAA offers MSAA distributes thousands of pieces of equipment each year to help people achieve independence.

Some people with MS experience difficulty with balance and coordination, fine motor skills, and mobility. The MSAA Equipment Distribution Program offers clients products designed to improve their safety, dignity, mobility, and independence. MSAA provides these products at no charge and ships directly to the client.

Items distributed through the program include a variety of bathroom and home safety products such as shower chairs, grab bars, and hand rails as well as mobility devices including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Those applying to the program must include a doctor's prescription which confirms the person's diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Please know that there are no product returns or exchanges so MSAA encourages anyone with questions to contact MSAA by calling (800) 532-7667 or emailing

How to Apply for MSAA Equipment Distribution Program:

Step 1: Download the Program Application
Step 2: Complete and sign the forms.
Step 3: Mail the completed forms and any necessary additional documentation (see the Program Application) to:

Attn: Program Coordinator - Personal Use Items
706 Haddonfield Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:59