Ways to Get Involved

Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Essentia Health is accepting donations of PPE to help meet ongoing health care needs and to help conserve existing personal protective equipment (PPE) for providers. We are currently accepting donations of health care grade personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves, gowns, and masks, N95 masks, face shields and handmade masks.

The donated items must be in their original packaging (unopened) with the exception of handmade masks.

Create a Face Mask

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

View Instructions

Where to Donate PPE

We appreciate our friends and neighbors graciously offering donations and support to help our staff and patients. We are humbled by your generosity and caring.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Drop-off Locations


  • Embassy Center - Fosston, MN
    603 Third St.
    Fosston, MN 56542
    April 2nd: 9am – 12pm (Noon)
    Get Directions
  • Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital (Graceville)
    115 W 2nd St
    Graceville, MN 56240
    April 2nd: 2pm – 4pm
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  • Essentia Health-Menahga Clinic
    212 Aspen Ave. N.E.
    Menahga, MN 56464
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
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  • Essentia Health-Miller Hill Health Plaza
    1600 Miller Trunk Hwy, Bldg. C
    Duluth, MN 55806
    Monday-Friday: 9am – 4pm
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  • Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
    523 N 3rd St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
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  • Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
    705 Pleasant Ave.
    Park Rapids, MN 56470
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
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  • Essentia Health - Virginia (Hospital Loading Dock Area)
    901 9th St. N.
    Virginia, MN 55792
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
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  • Essentia Health-Walker Clinic
    110 D Michigan Ave. W.
    Walker, MN 56484
    Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
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  • Zion Lutheran Church - Detroit Lakes
    1101 9th St N.
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    April 6th: 8:30am – 3pm
    Get Directions

North Dakota

  • Essentia Health-South University Clinic
    1702 S. University Ave.
    Fargo, ND 58103
    Wednesday-Thursday: 10am – 2pm
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Donate 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?

You can drop off or send your words of encouragement and appreciation via mail to one of our listed drop-off locations or simply email them to COVIDdonations@EssentiaHealth.org.

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.