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How to Help With Our COVID-19 Response

Vaccination Superstation

UC San Diego Health teamed with San Diego County and the Padres to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Vaccination Super Station near Petco Park.

Join us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many ways to help.

Support Our COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts with a Gift

UC San Diego is working diligently to accelerate delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible members of our community. Philanthropy provides critical support for the resources needed to administer the vaccine in accordance with federal, county and state-mandated guidelines.

UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health are at the forefront of our community's efforts to address the pandemic — and thanks to philanthropic support, we are continuing to expand clinical testing, accelerate projects to understand and track the disease, and help impacted members of our community.

Sponsor Meals or Groceries for Caregivers

We are deeply touched and appreciate the outpouring of community support for our health care heroes. You can sponsor take-home meals or groceries for team members who may be having difficulty accessing needed meals or food supplies.

  • Donate to this fund online. 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.

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 healthcareheroes@health.ucsd.edu.

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.

Volunteer at UC San Diego Health Hospitals 

Volunteers are always a vital and valued part of the UC San Diego Health community.  Because of the outpouring of community support, we are not currently accepting applications to volunteer at our vaccination sites.  We do welcome and encourage you to join our team of regular hospital volunteers. Learn about our Volunteer Program.

Your Gifts in Action

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

  • Deliver vaccinations to health care workers
  • 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.