Donate essential items to protect local healthcare workers
Cape Cod Healthcare is expanding the number of locations where residents can donate essential medical supplies to be used by healthcare providers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 emergency. Beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 24, residents will have five locations around Cape Cod at which to drop donated supplies.
Items needed, listed by priority, are:
- Isolation Gowns
- Face Shields
- Surgical Masks
- Nitrile Gloves
- 3M N95 Masks # 1860,1860S & 1870
- Disinfectant Wipes
- No Touch or Forehead Thermometers
“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local community and friends,” said Michael Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “It is a true indication of how Cape Cod has banded together during this COVID-19 crisis.”
Due to the outpouring of generosity from local residents, Cape Cod Healthcare will be working with the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps to expand the medical supply donation program to include additional sites across Cape Cod.
Many generous Cape Cod residents and others have offered to donate hand-sewn masks. To help ensure the safety of physicians, nurses and staff, unopened or sealed packages of medical grade masks in all sizes are preferred. Hand-sewn masks will be accepted at donation locations. Masks should be boxed or sealed in plastic.
Donations can be made at the following locations:
Financial contributions to help support Cape Cod Healthcare in its response to COVID-19 can be made at: https://support.givetocapecodhealth.org/covid
A reminder to our community
To help preserve these valuable medical resources, patients are encouraged to only visit Cape Cod Healthcare Emergency Care and Urgent Care centers if medically necessary.
To receive COVID-19 testing, patients must be screened for COVID-19 by a clinical care provider, receive a doctor’s order and an appointment for COVID-19 testing. Patients displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider to be screened for COVID-19.
Individuals without a primary care physician who are experiencing symptoms, including fever, coughing or shortness of breath, should call 508-862-5595 and they will be screened for COVID-19 by a Cape Cod Healthcare clinical provider via phone. For more information on the COVID-19 testing process, www.capecodhealth.org/coronavirus.