How You Can Help
We are sailing in uncharted waters these days with the COVID-19 crisis. Certainly life as usual for all of us has changed with so many schools and businesses closed. Your Yale New Haven Hospital team, however, has never been busier preparing for what seems to be an inevitable rise in the numbers of very sick patients we will see. We take seriously our commitment to the care and safety of our patients, our staff and our community, and we are working to be sure we are as ready as we can possibly be to meet their needs.
A number of people have contacted us to ask how they can support our Coronavirus-related work. Below are several ways you can help.
COVID-19 Support Fund
The COVID-19 Support Fund will provide critical support to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic through our Emergency Preparedness Department. Support will be used for patient care including testing, medication, medical supplies and staff support. It will enable our clinical staff to sustain their resilience and continue to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients and community. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, needs may increase or change. The COVID-19 Support Fund is designed to provide assistance as needs continue to be identified during this crisis. Make a gift today!
Use your creativity and passion to help raise funds for the COVID-19 Support Fund by activating your social media networks. Peer-to-peer fundraising is an effective way of raising much needed funds while also engaging with your friends and family, especially during this time when so many are practicing social distancing and self-isolation. We provide an easy-to-use personal fundraising page that you can share. For more information on How to Start Your Fundraiser in Everydayhero, click here.
Donations of Medical Supplies, Hand Sewn Masks and Food
While the Yale New Haven Health System does not normally accept donations of supplies and equipment, the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoVID-19) has restricted the quantities of protective equipment our caregivers use to deliver care to patients. Under these constraints associated with this Covid-19 outbreak, donations from organizations, companies, groups and individuals to Yale New Haven Health, that meet quality and safety standards, can be donated for our hospitals to use.
We are in need of the following resources:
- Disposable Head Covers/Caps
- Disposable Gowns
- Disposable Gloves
- N95 Respirator Face Masks
- Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)
- Disposable Face Masks
- Disinfection Wipes & Liquids
- General Purpose Hand Cleansers
All items should be in original unopened packaging. In addition, the following information would be helpful:
- Product quantity and manufacturer
- Location the product was stored and for how long
- Expiration date, if applicable
- Product Lot #s, if available
We ask that donors submit donation offers to the Yale New Haven Health System at DonationsPPE@ynhh.org with contact information, including cell phone number, for our staff to respond to.
Employees and medical staff who want to refer third party donors should ask the donor to submit their contact information via this email. All submissions will be answered within three business days.
For other questions regarding Covid-19, please call The Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 call center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644) 7 days a week, 7 am – 7 pm.
If you or an organization would like to donate hand sewn masks, we are asking that you use this pocket pattern.
If you have already sewn masks that do not follow the pocket mask pattern, YNHHS will still accept those and redirect them to shelters being set up for our community’s homeless population.
Donations of sewn masks are being accepted Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm at:
Yale New Haven Health System
Regional Operations Center
600 Derby Ave. (Route 34)
West Haven, CT 06516
Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Yale New Haven Health System
If you are interested in donating food for the staff at Yale New Haven Hospital during this time, please email email@example.com with the following information. Someone will contact you within 48 hours to confirm that we are able to accept the donation and to provide delivery information and guidelines that ensure the safety of our staff.
- Your Full Name
- Your cell phone #
- Restaurant/Company Name
- Type of Food
- Estimated quantity or number of people that can be fed
- Date/time you are interested in delivering
Thank you again for your generous efforts on our behalf.