COVID-19 Medical Equipment Initiative

At a time when it is reasonable—even difficult—just to look after our own needs, it is remarkable that so many are looking after the needs of others. We are humbled by your generosity. Clearly, heroes abound in San Diego.

The County of San Diego, Rady Children’s Health System and Rock Church have partnered to streamline our community's generosity to ensure the needs of frontline care providers are addressed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Through the COVID-19 Medical Equipment Initiative, representatives will collect, track and distribute donated critical-need medical equipment across institutions as determined by daily census and inventory assessments.

Companies and individuals who would like to donate new, sealed personal protective equipment or handmade masks are asked to contact Rady Children’s Foundation.

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To donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), contact our representatives at or 1-800-258-0007.

Review our PPE donation FAQs »

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Current Needs

To protect our health care workers and their patients, all donations must be new, sealed and in original packaging.

Greatest needs (as of Friday, May 1):

Dacron swabs
Viral Transport Kits
Infrared thermometers

*During extreme heat events, the County of San Diego offers cool zones to help older adults and
others keep cool. Due to current social distancing guidelines, the County of San Diego will be
re-examining their cool zone procedures as well as offering fans to those who qualify.

Other needed items:

Alcohol prep pads
Disinfecting wipes
Bleach wipes

Hospital beds
Viral transport kits



Sewn surgical masks (used for non-health care workers)
N-95 masks
Eye shields
Isolation masks
Surgical masks

Other Supplies
Disposable thermometers
Temporal thermometers
Infrared thermometers
Polyester swabs

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