Saratoga Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund

Dr Falivena
"During this challenging time we all find ourselves in, we at Saratoga Hospital have had a spectacular response from our workforce. It truly is neighbors helping neighbors. Every single day just makes me more proud to work in a community hospital like Saratoga Hospital."

- Dr. Richard Falivena, Chief Medical Officer 

We are humbled by the generosity of the members of our community who have asked how they can help support our staff and patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Your contributions of supplies, food, and financial donations make a world of difference in our ability fight this pandemic.

Here are the ways you can help right now: 

  1. Gifts to the Saratoga Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund
  2. Send a Message to Saratoga Hospital Healthcare Workers
  3. Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Medical Supplies
  4. Handmade Masks

Gifts to the Saratoga Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund 
Your gift to the Saratoga Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund will provide the resources to source essential supplies and to provide the best emergent care for our critical patients. We are also seeing increasingly urgent healthcare needs for those in our community negatively impacted by COVID-19 including loss of income and health insurance. Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Community Health Center are committed to caring for all members of our community and your gift can assist in paying for prescriptions and stocking the Center's Teaching Food Pantry during this time of need.

A generous benefactor has offered to match dollar for dollar every gift made to the Saratoga Hospital COVID-19 Response Fund! Your gift will go twice as far!

Make a Gift Now

Send a Message to Saratoga Hospital Healthcare Workers

We invite you to show your support and appreciation for those on the front lines with an email or mailed card. Email or send your card/note to:

Neighbor to Neighbor
c/o Saratoga Hospital Foundation
211 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Medical Supplies

As a hospital, we must follow strict federally mandated guidelines on what can - and cannot - be used in the hospital setting, especially personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gowns, gloves, and goggles. Most donations may indeed qualify in one setting or another here at the hospital.

If you have PPE or supplies that you'd like to donate, please email us at for further instructions. 

Handmade Masks and Scrub Hats

Perhaps the biggest outpouring is an effort from individuals and community groups to make cloth face masks and scrub hats. These items will not meet clinical-use standards primarily because of the specific design and material mandated to provide appropriate protection. However, these items do have value. They may be used to supplement other protective gear. Masks may be offered to staff as a layer of protection in non-clinical or reduced patient-facing areas of the hospital. Most importantly, the appropriate use of these donated items will help us reduce demands on our PPE supplies that are needed in direct patient care.

Before making any masks or hast, please ask yourself these questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  2. Do you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

If you answer "no" to both questions, please proceed.

If you answer "yes" to either questions, we ask that you do not make any masks or hats. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have a concern that you may have COVID-19, please call your primary care provider.

To donate items, please email us at We will work with you to identify a convenient drop off day/time.

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