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Primus P601 PrimeCare Low Hospital Bed

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  • Smooth and quiet operation
  • Pendant can mount to bed
  • Four locking casters, offering superlative safety
Deluxe Bed Frame - Includes Advanced Foot Pad Caster Lock Mechanism - Compatible with Staff Control and Battery Backup   +$1,157.06

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Primus PrimeCare P601 Low Hospital Bed is a Full Electric Hospital Bed with loads of customizable options at an economical price. These options include high-quality welding construction, bariatric weight capacity and adjustability that you might expect from higher-priced beds. The bed frame can adjust between two different height positions. The low position brings the mattress deck to just 8 inches off of the ground. The high position brings the mattress deck to a height of 26 inches.

To control the electronic functions, the bed frame comes with a patient hand pendant control pad. The bed can raise and lower at the head and at the knees. Another unique feature of this bed is their heel lift ratchet function. Separate from their electronic positioning functions, medical workers can pull up on the lower portion of the bed frame to quickly ratchet the foot of the frame into an elevated position. The bed can roll when set in either height position.

Low Profile Hospital Beds reduce the risk and severity of fall injuries for patients with limited mobility, making the beds safer and more comfortable. Drive Medical, the manufacturer of this hospital bed also makes the Primus PrimePlus 750 Bed, the P503 PrimeCare Low Hospital Bed and the Competitor.

The Primus Deluxe P601 Bed includes some bonus features. The P601 model comes with an advanced foot pad caster locking system. This advanced system has a larger footpad mechanism than the standard system. The larger foot pad makes it easier to lock and unlock the bed's caster wheels. You can view what the foot pad looks like in the bed picture at the top of this page. The 601 model is also compatible with the optional staff control/lockout and the battery backup. These are optional accessory upgrades.

Features and Benefits

  • Rolls at any height
  • Advanced foot pad caster lock system included
  • Low hospital bed offers greater patient safety during egress/ingress
  • Provides greater caregiver safety and easier patient access
  • Can expand to 42 inch width when using width expander
  • IV pole holder
  • Heel lift ratchet

Product Specifications

  • Product Nubmer: P601
  • Width: 35 Inch
  • Height: Adjustable 8 to 26 Inch
  • Length: 91-1/4 Inch
  • Sleeping Surface: 35 x 80 Inch
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs.
  • Welded steel frame
  • 15 year frame warranty
  • 3 year electrical warranty
  • Lifetime warranty on all welds

Customization Options


See below for a list of optional accessories and upgrades that you can use to customize your Primus PrimeCare Low Bed. Each item is sold separately from the bed frame.

Headboards and Footboards

A headboard and footboard must be purchased separately with the Primus PrimeCare Low Bed. Make sure to match the correct head/footboard width to the width of the bed. 35 inches wide is the default, and 42 inches wide when using a width extension (optional accessory).

The headboards and footboards that we list in the accessories section with this bed are a rectangular shape and are available in either oak or mahogany. For additional head/footboard styles and colors, call us at 1-800-397-5899 for assistance. See Additional Head/Footboard Styles and Colors. Call for pricing and additional information on these options at 800-397-5899.

Assist Bars/Rails

Three types of optional assist bars are available for separate purchase with this bed--a fixed assist bar, a rotating assist bar, and a rotating assist rail. Each assist bar/rail type is sold individually (not in pairs). Each bar or rail slides into position and is held in place with a locking pin. They can be quickly installed and removed without the use of tools. Rotating bars and rails rotate between up and down positions. The bars help patients assist themselves in and out of bed and serve as partial bed rails.

Staff Control/Lockout

The staff control makes it possible for medical workers to enable and disable the functionality of the control pendant at the patient's end of the bed. It also allows workers to control the bed's electronic functions while standing at the foot of the bed. The staff control is embedded in the bed's footboard. It must be purchased at the same time as the footboard so it can be installed before shipment.


This freestanding trapeze is a great option for patients who need additional assistance when sitting up. It is specifically designed to compliment this bed's design. As a freestanding model, it can be moved into or out of position whenever needed. It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds.

42 Inch Width Extension

This extension set converts the standard 35-inch wide Primus Low Bed into a 42-inch wide bed, providing some extra elbow room for patients who need it. The kit is easy to install and uninstall with simple hand tools.

Battery Backup with Mount

The battery backup ensures that the bed will still function in the event of a power outage. It is an excellent safety option for medical facilities. It comes with the necessary hardware to mount it to the bed.

*Bed is pictured with headboard, footboard and assist rails -- all of which are sold separately from the bed frame. The advanced foot pad caster system pictured with the bed comes standard.


Mattress Options

Therapeutic 5 Zone Mattress Support

Therapeutic 5 Zone Support Mattress

This foam mattress has a size of 36 x 80 x 6 inches. The mattress is protected by a best-in-class, two-way stretch cover that is water resistant and vapor permeable. The mattress cover is designed to reduce the amount of friction and shear on the skin and has a waterproof bottom.

  • Product Number: 15019
  • Dimensions: 36 x 80 x 6 Inch
  • Weight: 15.2 lbs
  • Mattress Material: High Density Polyester Fiber
  • Cover Materials: Fluid-resistant nylon top and waterproof vinyl bottom
  • 210 Denier Nylon replaceable over reduces friction
  • Replacable cover
  • Meets flammability standards CFR 1632 and CFR 1633
  • Non skid bottom for patient safety
  • Latex free
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years mattress, 1 year cover


Gravity 7 Long Term Care Pressure Redistribution Mattress

Gravity 7 Economical Long Term Care Pressure Redistribution Mattress

This long term care mattress measures 36 (W) X 80 (L) X 6 (H) inches. It is a pressure redistribution mattress designed to prevent pressure on the joints of bed-ridden patients. Patients will love the plush, supportive comfort of this foam mattress. It is Drive Medical's most economical therapeutic foam mattress. It offers die-cutting and a true memory foam heel section. The bottom foam layer provides full length, horizontally scored articulation cuts that extend the durability and life of the mattress. The mattress comes with a cover that is easy to clean. The cover is fluid and tear resistant and offers low shear.

  • Product Number: 15770
  • Dimensions: 36 x 80 x 6 Inch
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Materials: High density true memory foam
  • Fluid and tear resistant cover
  • Meets flammability standard CFR 1632 and CFR 1633
  • HCPCS: E0184
  • Warranty: 10 Year Limited on Foam, 1 year on cover


Gravity 9 Long Term Care Pressure Redistribution Mattress

Gravity 9 Long Term Care Pressure Redistribution Mattress

This long term care mattress is designed with multiple layers for patient comfort and protection against pressure sores. There is a tapered heel slope and channel cut to aid with preventing heel ulcers. Constructed with full-length and full width open-cell visco-elastic memory foam, this hospital bed mattress offers therapeutic pressure redistribution for pressure ulcer patients.

  • Product Number: 15970
  • Dimensions: 36 x 80 x 6 Inch
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • High density foam perimeter
  • Fluid resistant cover is also tear resistant and offers low shear
  • Easy to clean cover
  • Meets flammability standards CFR 1632 and CFR 1633
  • HCPCS: E0184
  • Warranty: 10 Year Limited on Foam, 1 year on cover


Mattress System Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss 36 x 80 x 8 inches

Med-Aire Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss Mattress System

This Low Air Loss Mattress is 36 x 80 x 8 inches offers alternating pressure and low air loss to optimize pressure redistribution, shear-friction reduction, and micro-climate control. Infections from pressure ulcers and bed sores remain a major health problem affecting immobile adults or adults with nerve and blood flow issues. The 14027 Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Low Air Loss Mattress System was designed to combat this problem with its air pressure technology that targets these vulnerable areas of the skin that are under constant pressure. It relieves strain so sores can heal or not develop in the first place.

  • Product Number: 14027
  • Dimensions: 36 x 80 x 8 Inches
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • 8 inch deep air cells
  • Airflow: 8 LPM
  • Control unit offers 10 minute cycles when alternating and can also be used in static mode
  • Material: Quilted urethane coated nylon fabric & zippered PVC mesh
  • Warranty: 12 Month Limited
  • Whisper quiet pump design
  • Air tubing quickly and easily disconnects with EZ Lock/EZ Quick Release design
  • CPR valve for rapid deflation
  • Audio and visual alarm alerts when air pressure is low
  • 20 individual air cells to maximize immersion and envelopment with pillow feature for head stability and comfort
  • Low Pressure Alarm
  • Vapor permeable cover helps protect skin from friction and moisture
  • HCPCS Code: E0277


42 x 80 x 7 Inch Economy Bariatric Mattress

Economy Bariatric Foam Mattress 42 Inches Wide

42 x 80 x 7 Inch Economy Bariatric Mattress is manufactured by Drive Medical and offers a higher weight capacity than most other types of hospital mattresses. This mattress is made of high-density foam that provides superior support at pressure points, including the shoulder and hips of a bariatric patient.

  • Product Number: 15301
  • Dimensions: 42 x 80 x 7 Inches
  • Weight Capcity: 585 lbs
  • HCPCS: E0184
  • Warranty: 1 Year


Mattress Bariatric Alternating Pressure Low Air Loss 42 x 80 x 10 inch

Med-Aire Plus Bariatric Foam Mattress 42 Inch Wide, 10 Inch High

Med-Aire Plus Mattress 42 x 80 x 10 Inch is an alternating pressure mattress system, featuring 20 air bladders. Each bladder is 10 inches deep and easily removed and replaced in case of puncture or malfunction. This mattress is designed to prevent, treat and heal all stages of pressure ulcers in the home or long term care facility.

  • Product Number: 14030
  • Dimensions: 42 x 80 x 10 Inch
  • Audible low pressure alarm below 10-mmHg
  • "Whisper Quiet Pump has 8 LPM air flow
  • Material: Nylon/TPU
  • 20 second deflation CPR valve
  • HCPCS Code: E0277



Bed Rail Options

Rotating Assist Bar (for bed model #s PCB301, PCB601)

Rotating Assist Bar (for bed model #s P301, P601)

  • Product Number: PLTCAB
  • Rotate between up and down position
  • Held in position by a locking pin
  • Quick installation/removal without tools
  • Easily move the assist bar out of the way when needed
Rotating Assist Rail (for bed model #s PCB301, PCB601)

Rotating Assist Rail (for bed model #s P301, P601)

  • Product Number: PLTCAR
  • Rotate between up and down position
  • Held in position by a locking pin
  • Quick installation/removal without tools
  • Easily move the assist rail out of the way when required







Head/Footboards Brownlee Woods Design

Brownlee Woods Trim Design Headboard/Footboard (for PrimeCare Beds)

These headboards and footboards come in two finish choices, two different sizes and have the option of an Embedded Staff Control already installed in one of the bed ends. Select between Fiqured Mahogany or Solar Oak finish. Both color options are beautiful and complement either a light decorum or darker decorum. Select between 35 or 42 inch lengths. The 42 inch length accomodates bed that have the optional extension kit which increased the width of the bed from 35 inches to 42 inches. The Embedded Staff control allows caregivers to easily access the bed controls, usually at the foot of the bed.

  • Selection/Product Numbers:
    • 35 Inch, Solar Oak Finish: 35BWBE-SO
    • 35 Inch, Solar Oak Finishwith Embedded Staff Control: 35BWBE-SO-SC02
    • 42 Inch, Solar Oak Finish: 42BWBE-SO
    • 42 Inch, Solar Oak Finish with Embedded Staff Control: 42BWBE-SO-SC02
    • 35 Inch, Figured Mahogany Finish: 35BWBE-FM
    • 35 Inch, Figured Mahogany Finish with Embedded Staff Control: 35BWBE-FM-SC02
    • 42 Inch Figured Mahogany Finish: 42BWBE-FM
    • 42 Inch Figured Mahogany Finish with Embedded Staff Control: 42BWBE-FM-SC02
  • Actual Width: 34-3/4 Inch or 42 Inch
  • Height: 15-3/4 Inch
  • Thickness: 3/4 Inch
  • Hole Size: 3/8 Inch
  • Trim Design: Brownlee Wood
  • Colors: Solar Oak or Figured Mahogany
  • Head and Foot Ends
  • Compatibility: PrimeCare Beds - P301, P503, P601 and P902
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical




Overbed Table with Silver Vein Finish

Overbed Table

This overbed table provides a large working surface to play games with a friend, take care of paperwork and eat meals. It’s covered in a walnut, wood grain laminate that’s easy to clean. The steel is covered in a silver vein finish to give it a more aesthetic appeal.

  • Product Number: 13067
  • Tabletop Dimensions: 15 x 30 Inch
  • Base Dimensions: 15.5 x 26.5 Inch
  • Height: Adjustable 28 to 45 Inch
  • Weight: 21 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 40 lbs
  • Silver vein finish
  • Swivel caster for easy maneuverability
  • Easy to clean
  • HCPCS Code: E0274
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime


Tilt Top Overbed Table

Deluxe Tilt Top Overbed Table

Tilt Top Overbed Table provides a proper way to eat meals in a comfortable fashion. And it also creates a nice work surface to supply activities during the recovery process. The walnut wood grain laminate top makes for easy cleaning as well and can be tilted to a 33-degree angle from either side.

  • Product Number: 13008
  • Tabletop Dimensions: 15 x 30 Inch
  • Base Dimensions: 15.5 x 26.5 Inch
  • Height: 29.5 to 46 Inch
  • Weight: 21 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs
  • Max Tilt: 33°
  • Chrome-plated steel
  • Swivel caster for easy maneuverability
  • Infinite height settings between 29.5 to 46 Inch
  • Easy to clean
  • HCPCS Code: E0274
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime


Free-Standing Trapeze with Base 13049SV

Free-Standing Trapeze with Base 13049SV

This trapeze offers a maximum weight capacity of 650 pounds. It comes with its own base that is made with durable steel. Easy to assemble, requiring only a few tools. It is designed to assist patients in changing positions while in bed and in aiding transferring in and out of bed. The trapeze frame comes with an attractive silver vein finish

  • Product Number: 13049SV
  • Width: 43 Inch
  • Depth: 51 Inch
  • Height: 72 Inch
  • Weight: 74 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 650 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 83 lbs
  • Boom Length: 37 Inch
  • Width Between Legs: 26 Inch
  • Finish: Silver Vein
  • HCPCS: E0912
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime


Free-Standing Heavy-Duty Trapeze

Free-Standing Heavy-Duty Trapeze with Wheels 13039SV

This trapeze bar supports up to 1000 pounds. It is made with heavy gauge steel for maximum strength and is easy to assemble. It comes with two wheels to allow easier transport to the location where it is needed. The overhead boom swivels from 0 to 180 degrees. The chain is adjustable from the edge of headboard to the end of boom by sliding along the boom to the desired position.

  • Product Number: 13039SV
  • Inside Width (between legs): 37.5 Inch
  • Outside Width: 48 Inch
  • Depth: 48.5 Inch
  • Height: 73 Inch
  • Weight: 100 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 1000 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 110 lbs
  • Boom Length: 36 Inch
  • Finish: Silver Vein
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime


Free-Standing Heavy-Duty Trapeze

Bed Width Extension Kit

This kit allows you to extend the width of the Primus PrimeCare Beds from 35 inches to 42 inches. This extended bed width accommodates patients who desire more space and comfort. It also accommodates bariatric patients. This kit is an OEM product and a perfect fit for your PrimeCare Bed.

  • Product Number: P300-04E
  • Extends bed width by 7 inches, 3.5 inches on each side
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime


Free-Standing Heavy-Duty Trapeze

Battery Backup with Mounting Plate

This battery backup device is an OEM product from Drive Medical designed to provide power during blackouts and other emergency situations. The backup is a 24 volt system within a sealed lead acid battery. It is rechargeable and comes with a mounting backet to secure it to the bed frame.

  • Product Number: 902C-BBK
  • Voltage: 24V
  • Construction: Lead Acid
  • Sealed
  • Rechargeab;e
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: Limited, 3 Year


Free-Standing Heavy-Duty Trapeze

Embedded Staff Control/Lockout

Usually embedded on the footboard, the Embedded Staff Control allows caregivers easy access to the bed function controls and also provides a lockout so that patients do not injure themselves accidently by using the remote. All of the functions on the remote are included in the staff control.

  • Product Number: P58687
  • Bed Function Controls
  • Lockout
  • Caregiver Access
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical


Tri-Fold Bedside Floor Protective Mat 14700

Tri-Fold Bedside Floor Protective Mat

This protective fall management mat folds for easy storage. It is made with high-density-foam to cushion patient falls from their bed. This fall mat is manufactured with a non-skid surface to reduce slipping. It has a durable vinyl cover that is easy to clean. The manufacturer offers a one year limited warranty.

  • Product Number: 14700
  • Width: 30 Inch
  • Length: 72 Inch
  • Height: 2 Inch
  • Manufacturer Number: 14700
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited


Fitted Sheets

Hospital Bed Fitted Sheets

This sheet set contains two fitted bed sheets designed for hospital beds. They fit most full-electric, semi-electric and manual hospital beds. They are made with a blend of high quality cotton and polyester fabric and are machine washable.

  • Product Number: 15030HBL
  • Weight: 36 Inch
  • Height: 5 to 6 Inch
  • Length: 80 Inch
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Color: White
  • Material: Cotton and Polyester
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited


Bedding in a Box

Bedding In-A-Box

Bedding In A Box fits most standard manual, semi-electric, and full electric hospital beds.Bedding in a box is an economic and comfortable solution for hospitals that need a large amount of bedding. Included in the box are cotton/polyester blend sheets. The fitted sheet has 36 x 80 x 5-6 inch dimensions. In addition to the fitted sheet, there is a top sheet and pillow case.

  • Product Number: 15030HBC
  • Width: 36 Inch
  • Length: 80 Inch
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Color: White
  • Material: Cotton and Polyester
  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Warranty: 5 Years Limited



Delivery and Setup


White Glove Shipping Service



White Glove Service

White Glove Delivery Service includes shipping and full assembly in a suitable room of your choice. This shipping service provides two highly skilled technicians that will move everything into your home, assemble it, ensure that it works properly, demonstrate its functionality and how to use it, and will remove any excess packaging upon leaving your home. Background checks have been done on every technician, so you can always rest assured that you're in safe hands. White Glove Delivery is available by appointment in most states. Once you have placed your order, we will have an associate contact you to arrange a time that complements your schedule for the delivery and set up of your new bed.

***Disclaimer: White glove delivery is available in most states, but does not include North Dakota. Please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for completion of white glove delivery.***

  • Product Number: WHITEGLOVET1
  • Shipping
  • Unloading from truck
  • Transport into residence
  • Fully assemble
  • Test functionality
  • Demonstrate functions
  • Remove packaging
  • Completed by background checked technicians



Additional Information

Additional Information

What's in the Bundle?
  • Bed
  • Mattress
  • Headboard/Footboard
  • Manual
Sleep Surface Dimensions
  • Length
    80 Inches
  • Width
    35 Inches
Bed Dimensions
  • Length
    86.5-91.5 Inches
  • Width
    35 Inches
  • Height - Low
    8 Inches
  • Height - High
    26 Inches
  • Caster Height
    3 Inches
Bed Angles
  • Max Back Elevation
    70 Degrees
  • Max Knee Elevation
    20 Degrees
  • Max Foot Elevation
    6 Degrees
  • Maximum Trendelenburg Elevation
  • Maximum Reverse Tredenelburg Elevation
  • Product Weight (w/o head/footboards)
    212 lbs.
  • Maximum Weight Capacity
    450 lbs.
  • Frame/Welds
  • Electrical
    3 years
Product Information
  • Bed Model Number
Manuals & Documents



Manuals and Documents


  • pdf logo    P601 Fact Sheet offers a short summary of the features and benefits for this hospital bed.
  • pdf logo    Owner's Manual contains information for the proper assembly and care of this product.
  • pdf logo    Mattress Pressure Map displays graphic of the pressure reduction charateristics of this mattress.
  • pdf logo    Headboard and Footboard displays the options available for head/footboards for this bed.



Product Comparison

Product Comparison


Primus PrimePlus 750 Pound High Capacity Expansion Bed | P1752


Drive Medical P301 Prime Care Low Hospital Bed


Drive P601 PrimeCare Deluxe Low Hospital Bed

Sleep Surface DimensionsAdjustable Width 39, 42 or 48 Inch,
Adjustable Length 80 or 84 Inch
35 x 80 Inch35 x 80 Inch
HeightAdjustable 16.3 to 29 InchAdjustable 8 to 26 InchAdjustable 8 to 26 Inch
Weight423 Pounds212 Poinds210 Pounds
Weight Capacity750 Pounds450 Pounds450 Pounds
Maximum Back Angle68 Degrees70 Degrees70 Degrees
Maximum Knee Angle38 Degrees20 Degrees20 Degrees
Warranty15/Limited Lifetime15/Lifetime15/Limited Lifetime
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