Responding to COVID-19


Virtual Care

We’re offering free virtual care visits from the convenience and safety of your own home for anyone exhibiting mild COVID-19 symptoms such as low-grade fever, cough, or respiratory problems. Visit dignityhealth.org/COVID19-virtual-care and enter code COVID19 when requesting care. If your symptoms are severe such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, call 911, or visit your nearest ER.

Tents

We have set up tents outside our Emergency Department to serve as an extension of our ER waiting room. All patients with respiratory and/or flu-like symptoms are triaged and screened for COVID-19 in these tents, rather than inside the Emergency Department.

Supplies and Equipment Donations

Dominican Hospital is responding to COVID-19 and protecting our patients, staff and community. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from the community. Many have expressed a desire to donate items to help our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and care for patients. We appreciate your generosity and spirit of giving.

If you wish to make a donation of supplies or equipment, please note that we can only accepting the items listed below at this time. Our safety and infection control experts will review and inspect the items before they can be used. We are unable to accept items that have been opened or items that are homemade.

Items we can accept:

  • Masks (N95, surgical masks)
  • Gowns/protective wear (surgical/hospital type)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Items we cannot accept (please contact the Dominican Hospital Foundation at (831) 462-7712 about these types of donations):

  • Food donations
  • Items that have been opened or used
  • Homemade items

How to drop off a donation: Donation bins are located near the main hospital entrance at 1555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Donation hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the Dominican Hospital Foundation at (831) 462-7712.

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of our patients and community. Please contact us through our online form with any questions. 

Additional Resources

The Santa Cruz County Department of Health, in partnership with United Way of Santa Cruz County, has dedicated the county’s 2-1-1 information line for COVID-19 inquiries 24/7. You may also text COVID19 to 211-211 for helpful information. The following websites also offer up-to-date information about COVID-19:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): cdc.gov/COVID19

California Department of Public Health (CDPH): cdph.ca.gov/covid19  

Santa Cruz County Department of Public Health: santacruzhealth.org/coronavirus

Contact Information

Claire Henry
(831) 331-9056
[email protected]