Ways To Help

Donating Items

We have seen our organization and our community come together in ways like never before. While COVID-19 is a serious crisis, we are prepared to do everything we can to keep our community safe. Your donation and support will allow us to have the resources we need to accomplish our mission. Together as one community, we are offering hope to Cincinnati.

Infrared Thermometers

To ensure the safety of our employees and patients, we are currently looking for infrared thermometers (digital forehead temperature scanners) in new or good condition to help screen those entering our facilities for a fever. For more information on the kinds of infrared thermometers we accept, email donations@uchealth.com.


PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused shortages of critical medical supplies across the country. Like many other hospital systems in the region, UC Health is working to ensure we have the personal protective equipment (PPE) we need to respond to the pandemic. We accept donations of PPE, including the following:

  • Disposable headcovers.
  • Disposable gowns.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Surgical masks.
  • Face shields/goggles.
  • Coveralls/scrubs.
  • Disinfectant wipes and liquids.


Homemade Masks

Members of our community are stepping up by creating homemade masks for clinicians. If you would like to join the effort and sew a homemade mask to donate to UC Health, we will only be accepting filter cover masks. Step-by-step instructions for creating filter cover masks can be found here



We are grateful to the local restaurants and catering companies that have donated meals to our hospitals. UC Health continues to welcome these donations, as long as they are from kitchens that are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health.

While we appreciate the public’s desire to donate items, we must first prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clinicians, and patients. We ask anyone who wishes to make a donation of supplies, food or other items to email donations@uchealth.com.

Please note that food and nonperishable items are NOT accepted in our clinical care settings.


Cash or Gift Cards

Due to federal and state healthcare laws, we cannot accept cash or gift cards. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please consider donating to our Crisis Response Fund. Your gift will be used for the emerging needs of our clinicians and health system as we work to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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