Our Medical Supply & Mobility Story Since 1953
We are a Full Service Durable Medical Equipment & CPAP Center. We have been in business since 1953 and A+ Rated by the BBB. Our Story is below.
Footit Surgical Supplies, Inc. was founded in 1953 by Wallace P. Footit, who made deliveries for Springfield Medical Supply as a student. When the company closed, Wally borrowed $350.00 from a local bank and opened Footit Surgical Supplies, Inc. to proudly serve the region's needs.
Footit served doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes until 1955, when the national trend in home-based recovery prompted Wally to open a retail operation on Eastern Avenue in Springfield, Mass. As Wally's foresight and commitment were rewarded, he expanded Footit's inventory and relocated in 1963 to a larger storefront at the "X" in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood. Wally's compassion, sense of humor, and longtime relationships with area medical professionals made Footit Surgical Supplies a favorite for local doctors when prescribing products for their patients. Footit's advertising slogan was "Your Doctor Knows Us".
In 1994, to meet the growing needs of their customers, we relocated the store from Sumner Avenue to a modern, 4000-square-foot location on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, Mass. The new facility, ideally located to serve western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut, showcases Footit's expanded product line and offers interactive floor displays that allow customers to experience a variety of health care products before making a purchase.
Today, Footit Health Care Store takes great pride in being a leader in the community, helping to restore dignity and independence to enhance people's lives.