Ways to Get Involved

If you'd like to help, there are plenty of ways. We are humbled by your generosity and caring.

What to Donate

Help our medical teams prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases by making a gift to our COVID-19 Response Fund. 100% of your gift stays local, going to work immediately at the hospital of your choosing.

Thanks to your generosity, we are no longer in need of PPE donations. We are still graciously accepting donations of homemade masks. With universal masking in effect, we still have a significant need for homemade masks across our facilities.

Homemade Masks

Homemade masks are given to anyone entering our facilities not in direct care of patients. This allows us to conserve health care grade masks for the front-line staff who need it most. 

Find answers to commonly asked questions on our mask FAQ page.

Create a Face Mask

Learn how to make the recommended style of face masks for donation.

View Instructions

Words of Encouragement & Gratitude

Sometimes a little encouragement goes a long way. Would you like to give words of kindness or support to our health care workers?

Drop off or mail your words of encouragement to one of our listed drop-off locations below. Or email us at COVIDdonations@EssentiaHealth.org.

How to Donate

Donate by dropping off or mailing your donations to any of our drop-off sites listed below. Sites are marked with signs and instructions. They're set up in a way that supports social distancing and limits any contact.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Drop-off Locations


  • Essentia Health-Fosston Clinic
    900 Hilligoss Blvd.
    Fosston, MN 56542
    Call: 218-435-7631 (to coordinate the drop-off of your donation)
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
    1027 Washington Ave
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 3pm
    Call: 218-847-5611 (to have donation picked up at your vehicle)
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital (Graceville)
    115 W 2nd St
    Graceville, MN 56240
    Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Menahga Clinic
    212 Aspen Ave. N.E.
    Menahga, MN 56464
    Monday-Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Miller Hill Health Plaza
    Center for Personal Fitness
    1600 Miller Trunk Hwy, Bldg. C
    Duluth, MN 55806
    Monday-Friday: 6 am - 9 pm
    Enter through main Plaza doors and drop donations at the Center for Personal Fitness front desk.
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Sandstone
    (Mobile Screening Tent)
    705 Lundorff Dr, Sandstone, MN 55072
    7 days a week: 7am - 11pm
    Pull up to tent and someone will come out
    Call (320) 245-3249 for on-site questions
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
    523 N 3rd St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 3pm 
    Go to main lobby doors
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
    705 Pleasant Ave.
    Park Rapids, MN 56470
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health - Virginia (Hospital Loading Dock Area)
    901 9th St. N.
    Virginia, MN 55792
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Walker Clinic
    110 D Michigan Ave. W.
    Walker, MN 56484
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
    Get Directions

North Dakota

  • Essentia Health-Fargo
    3000 32nd Ave. S
    Fargo, ND 58103
    Call: 701-364-7781 (to coordinate the drop-off of your donation)
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Wahpeton Clinic
    275 S. 11th St.
    Wahpeton, ND 58075
    Wednesday: 9am – 11am
    Call: 701-671-4102
    Get Directions


  • Vintage Italian Pizza (V.I.P.)
    1201 Tower Ave.
    Superior, WI 54880
    7 Days a Week: 11am - 11pm
    Main Entrance, Call 715-392-5555
    Get Directions

Thank You for Your Donation

We couldn't get through this time without your support.

Thank you for every mask you sew, every donation you make, and everything you're doing to social distance and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Us

Do you have questions or need to get in touch with us?

Email: COVIDdonations@EssentiaHealth.org
Phone: 218-786-4016

COVID-19 Response Fund

Help support our patients, their families, and our health care staff's well-being during this time of uncertainty.


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