DHCD: COVID-19: How to donate medical supplies, equipment and more

A variety of medical supplies and equipment, as well as non-medical supplies, are needed across the Coachella Valley in response to existing COVID-19 cases and in anticipation of a surge that public health officials expect.

To provide the best possible care to all valley residents and help protect the healthcare professionals caring for them, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is accepting these donated items (please click the link to see the full list). The items will be distributed to the valley’s three hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities in need.

Medical suppliers, businesses and residents can arrange a donation by informing the District of what they have to give through email at covid19help@dhcd.org.

Starting Wednesday, April 1, donations can then be dropped off at two locations between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

  • Desert Regional Medical Center main entrance, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA.
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital main entrance, 47111 Monroe St., Indio, CA

Volunteers and/or valet staff will be on hand to receive the donated items. Donors are asked to bring a business card or another form of address to be contacted later if needed. Because all donations are tax-deductible, a tax letter will be provided to each donor.

If you are unable or have concerns about dropping off your donated items, please email covid19help@dhcd.org to arrange pick-up between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For updates on the District and Foundation’s efforts, please follow us at dhcd.org, Facebook and Instagram.

About the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation

The Desert Healthcare District is a local government agency formed in 1948. Its mission is to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents. The District includes more than 400,000 residents and encompasses the entire Coachella Valley. The District and Desert Healthcare Foundation, together, are one of the largest funders in the valley. These funds are used to assist residents — especially the underserved — in accessing vitally needed resources, such as primary and behavioral healthcare, housing, food and transportation resources.