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How you can support M Health Fairview patients and care providers during COVID-19

We are asking for community support to help us face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Learn how you can help our frontline staff, our patients, and our families.

We’re overwhelmed by offers of support from our community as our doctors, nurses, and clinical teams work around the clock caring for patients affected by COVID-19. Thank you for your generosity. Here’s information on how you can help. For questions, contact us at

Donation sites

M Health Fairview is accepting donations at these drive-up sites. Our staff and volunteers will ensure that supplies get to the locations in our health system where they're needed most. 

  • M Health Fairview Lakes Hospital: 5200 Fairview Blvd, Wyoming. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • M Health Fairview Midway office: 1700 University Ave. W., St. Paul. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Northland Hospital: 911 Northland Drive, Princeton. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital: 201 Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville. Daily, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview St. John’s Hospital: 1575 Beam Ave., Maplewood. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • M Health Fairview St. Joseph's Hospital: 69 W Exchange St., St Paul. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital: 6401 France Ave. S, Edina, skyway lobby door #2. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Woodwinds Health Campus: 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How to deliver your donations

Small donations: Under 30 pounds, accepted at all sites 

  1. Place items in a box labeled “Donation” and put in your trunk or non-passenger storage area of your vehicle.
  2. Drive up to any of the donation sites. Remain in your vehicle. A staff member will come to you to retrieve the box.
  3. The staff member will ask you for the following information:
Large donations: 30 pounds or more, Midway site only

Supplies that can be donated to M Health Fairview

We will accept the following new and unused items. Expired items will be accepted if unopened and unused.

  • Latex-free gloves
  • Disposable gowns
  • Surgical and clinical masks (For homemade masks, see criteria below.)
  • N95 respirator masks
  • Face shields
  • Hair covers
  • Ear shields (Get 3D printing directions here.)
  • Powered air-purifying respirators
  • Thermometers (tympanic preferred, oral cap covers, infrared)
  • Oxivir (disinfectant)
  • Cleaning wipes with bleach (i.e. Clorox)
  • Hand sanitizer swabs (Dacron, Rayon, Nylon)
  • Viral culture media
  • Hair covers
  • iPads to help patients safely connect with their providers and family (Get the details here.)
  • Paper bags (approximate size: 16” tall x 11.5” wide x 7” deep)
Items that should be donated to community partners instead

  • Medications
  • Nonperishable food
  • Blankets
  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Any item not listed above

See our local charity partners.

We are accepting homemade masks

M Health Fairview will graciously accept homemade masks that meet specific criteria. We expect to use as many as 5,000 homemade masks a day at our clinics for patients who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Your generosity and time can help save lives. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Click here for instructions and to view an instructional video.

Other ways you can help

Donate blood: The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Donating blood is safe. Do not hesitate to give or receive blood, especially during this time of high need. Find an American Red Cross donation center near you

Donate money: Your financial donation of any amount is appreciated. Make an online donation to the University of Minnesota Foundation’s COVID-19’s relief efforts here.

Donate food: Yes, M Health Fairview is accepting food deliveries from approved vendors. For the safety of our staff and patients, please complete this food donations intake form and our donations team will reach out to coordinate a date and time for delivery. Email with any questions. 

Your life-saving donations will go far and wide as we care for patients affected by COVID-19 across Minnesota. Please accept our sincere thanks. We’re all in this together.

Supporting our children’s hospital families

Our patients at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital are still playing, learning, and being kids. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, many patients with complex health needs are required to stay in isolation in their rooms. We have also made significant reductions to our activities, volunteer program, and event schedule to protect our families and focus on the health of our patients.

Due to infection prevention concerns, we can't accept direct material donations at this time. But you can still make a difference for the brave, resilient families under our care. We're asking our community for support in the form of funding and in-kind donations, so we can ensure that our youngest patients can still be kids.  You can:

Gifts to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Healthcare Worker Fund will support the well-being of care providers and healthcare workers at our children’s hospital. 

Recognizing our extraordinary donors and community partners

The generosity of our community stands out in times like these. We would like to recognize the following individuals, organizations, and businesses.