Southwest Medical, a locally owned medical supply business, is operating in a new, more functional location.

The business recently moved to 5330 N. 16th St. after having been located at 513 W. Thomas St. since 1993. The new location is a major improvement as its showroom is larger and has a better layout. It also has private fitting rooms, where customers can get measured for wheelchairs and try out different products.

The store sells a variety of products including wheelchairs, bathtub support, walkers and other items to help people live at home safely. It also sells lift chairs, wound care products, canes, catheters and other urological products, as well as scooters and temporary ramps.

Customers must wear masks when in the store, per city of Phoenix regulations. Guests and employees are asked to adhere to social distancing. Workers wear masks whenever they are in the showroom or away from their desks and surfaces are wiped down many times a day to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Southwest Medical is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To learn more, visit