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UF Health and COVID-19

Your donation is critically needed. Please support UF Health research and patient care efforts as we work tirelessly to combat COVID-19.

A UF Health staff member shown during the COVID-19 outbreak.

UF Health covid-19 FUND OPTIONS


The Search for Solutions

Your gift will be used to address the most critical needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These needs may include, but are not limited to, research, delivery of testing and treatment, epidemiological studies, vaccine development, prevention efforts, students and remediation related to social and environmental effects, and any other activity related to coronavirus and COVID-19, as well as mutations and related illnesses.

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Patient Support

Your gift can help patients affected by COVID-19 today, and help our hospitals and clinics continue to extend life-saving care to others tomorrow. Gifts of any size are appreciated, and will support a number of patient care initiatives.

PPE donations

PPE Donations – UF Health Gainesville

UF Health Shands Supply Chain Services is working diligently to procure necessary Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, for our health care workers who are on the front lines. Our No. 1 priority is their safety and that of our patients. While we have an adequate supply of the required equipment at UF Health today, we could face challenges in the future. We appreciate those in our community willing to help.

We are gratefully accepting the following PPE donations:

  • Masks (N95, surgical and procedure) – Learn How to Make Masks
  • Face shields (including goggles or eye shields)
  • Disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Sani-cloth wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Isolation or surgical gowns
  • CAPR/PAPR equipment and disposables 


Drop-Off Locations

These locations are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Read more here for other location details and more information.

Food Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating items to help feed our nurses, doctors and team members during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for our community’s support as UF Health continues to serve on the frontline providing quality care for our patients and working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We welcome food donations prepared in commercial kitchens, such as restaurants, catering businesses and food trucks. To help us manage the volume of donations, please contact Heather Mears at to coordinate the donation or with any additional questions.

Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.