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In response to COVID-19, our doctors, nurses and other care team members are utilizing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) that keep them and the community safe. While we have enough masks and PPE as it stands now, we are focused on keeping up with demand. Many people want to help and we thank you for your interest. See below for a list of items we currently need.
Dignity Health is grateful for donations from our community. Our three Bakersfield locations (Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital Downtown, and Mercy Hospital Southwest) are working together to ensure a seamless process. In order to help us accept as many items as possible while maintaining quality protocols, please call (661) 663-6700 or click here to email us and tell us the following:
We will contact you after your initial email to follow-up, log the supplies and make arrangements for pickup/delivery.
If you are an individual or company who is interested in making a financial contribution, please email Caryl Schweitzer, Director of Development at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, at [email protected] or (661) 541-0189.
Please include the following information:
We appreciate the community’s interest in making and donating cloth masks. Click here for an approved pattern and a step-by-step process on how to make one. Note: Please wash the fabric you will be using to make the masks thoroughly before assembling them. We have also included a video on how to make masks.
Please put masks into a Ziploc bag or another bag that can be closed somehow. Include a note with the number of masks, your name, address and phone (in case there are questions).
In front of the main entrance
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Drop-off hours: 24/7 every day in outdoor collection bin
Memorial Hospital (Alternate Drop-Off Location):
Purchasing Department Warehouse
(Building is located on the campus of Memorial Hospital behind Founders Hall. Please enter on the east end of the campus off of 34th Street and look for the building labeled “Purchasing Department”.)
Drop-off hours: 7 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday
While we appreciate every offer, Dignity Health cannot accept contaminated or visibly soiled items. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions on whether or not we can accept an item.
Thank you for your interest in donating to Dignity Health. We appreciate you being a part of our community and for providing much-needed supplies that will protect our care providers on the front lines.