Local Medical Facilities Seeking Help

Local Medical Facilities Seeking Help 

Our local medical facilities are long-range planning for, among many things, supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).  They are asking local companies if they have PPE they are willing to donate or be reimbursed for. Supplies MUST be new and unused. Please pass this information on to others who work in industries that may have these supplies (dental, orthodontics, construction, etc.).

N-95 particulate respirators

Face masks/surgical masks (adult, pediatric)

Gloves (nitrile, vinyl, or butyl)

Isolation gowns

Face shields

Surgical gowns

Tyvek coveralls

Digital thermometers

Foot coverings

Eye protection (safety glasses, goggles)

Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)

Sanitizing wipes



Each medical facility has specific guidelines. Please see below:

Gundersen Health System

To donate any of the above and help keep our staff, patients and community as safe as possible, please contact Gundersen Medical Foundation at (608) 775-6600 or gmf@gundersenhealth.org.

*Note: Homemade masks are being accepted if they meet specific criteria. For directions and a pattern, please contact Gundersen Medical Foundation. (Mask specifications can be found here; how-to video here). To align needs and supply of PPE, PLEASE call Gundersen Medical Foundation first. This will allow staff to track the number of masks being made and who is making them.

Monetary donations for purchasing equipment and supporting medical research—such as the COVID-19 test our Microbiology Research Lab recently developed—also are being accepted here.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Many businesses and individuals have reached out offering donations of masks and other personal protective equipment. Please know that we are humbled by this concern for our staff and our patients, and grateful for every offer of help. At present, we are only able to accept items that are in their original, opened containers. We are not able to accept sewn masks. If you have questions about donations, please contact Teri Wildt, Director of Community Engagement, at wildt.teri@mayo.edu or 608-797-5859.




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