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How to Help: Donate to UC San Diego Health COVID-19 Emergency Response

UCSD Employees with PPE

Join us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can play an important role in addressing this emergency and helping those affected by it.

There are many ways you can help.

Support Our Frontline Caregivers

UC San Diego Health is at the forefront of our community's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. And thanks to philanthropic support, we are making headway in our response to the novel coronavirus and preparing for what comes next.

Sponsor Meals or Groceries for Caregivers

You can thank the health care heroes of UC San Diego Health working tirelessly to protect the San Diego community by:

  • Sponsoring take-home meals or groceries for team members who may be having difficulty accessing needed meals or food supplies. Your monetary donation will be applied directly to meals and grocery items in our hospital cafeterias that employees can take home for themselves and their families. Donate to this fund online

And, thank you, again! We are deeply touched and appreciative of the outpouring of community support.>

Gratitude to Health Care Team Members

Health Care Heroes Coloring Book

Download Health Care Heroes Coloring Book

The Office of Experience Transformation at UC San Diego Health is pleased to coordinate community expressions of gratitude in the form of letters, cards, notes, drawings and videos to share with our health care team members.

Please mail items to:

Healthcare Heroes of UC San Diego Health
200 West Arbor Drive #8916
San Diego, CA 92103

Video messages, photographs or scanned messages can be sent to

Coloring Book: Download and print out our Health Care Heroes Coloring Book. Mail in your finished drawings to the above address or share on social media. Tag us @UCSDHealth and use the hashtag #UCSDCares.

About Donating Time

Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the UC San Diego Health community. We welcome and encourage you to join our team. Learn about our Volunteer Program.

Your Gifts in Action

With gifts large and small, our supporters have helped us do the following:

  • Build testing capacity
  • Purchase ventilators, hospital beds and supplies for surge facilities
  • Provide meals and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, as well as gratitude items that have warmed the hearts of many
  • Advance pediatric and obstetrics COVID-19 patient care, and conduct research on breast milk
  • Conduct leading-edge research on new diagnostics, therapies and ways to monitor the virus, as well as develop low-cost emergency ventilators
  • Develop the Owen Clinic's home monitoring technology for individuals living with HIV

We welcome and are grateful for your continued support during this unprecedented time.