Call your doctor before leaving home if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, visitor restrictions are in place for all Duke clinics and hospitals. For your safety and the safety of others, we recommend patients do not bring a visitor to Duke clinics, if at all possible. If a visitor must accompany a patient, only one individual over 12 years of age is allowed. Patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. Individuals with flu-like symptoms are not allowed. View the complete list of Visitor Restrictions.

Effective immediately, Duke Health is prioritizing and rescheduling some non-emergent or non-critical surgeries, procedures, and appointments. Check our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page for updates.

How You Can Help During COVID-19

During this difficult time, we are so grateful to our community for wanting to do everything they can to help our health care workers and each other. Many people have contacted the hospitals offering to donate items. We appreciate your generosity and have set up a location to accept donations.

The Following Donations Are Being Accepted

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical and looped masks
  • Sealed or unopened boxes of gloves
  • Eye protection such as face shields

Inquiries related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be sent to

Drop-Off Locations
Companies or individuals who want to donate the above items can drop them off at one of the following locations:

Durham Location
100 Golden Drive, Durham, NC 27705
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Raleigh Location
1233-D Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
8:00 am– 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Items Not Being Accepted

  • Hand-sewn facemasks, gowns
  • Hand sanitizer (please use the hand sanitizer instead!)

As conditions change, the items accepted for donation may change as well. We will update this list on a regular basis.

Financial Donations Appreciated

You may make a gift to the Duke COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund supports care and research including the following.

  • Developing an understanding of how to slow the transmission of the disease.
  • Expanding diagnostic and testing capacity.
  • Securing our ability to cover extended staff time and benefits for health care providers working directly on the crisis.
  • Addressing the expenses of exposed patients who are not covered by insurance.
  • Ensuring necessary housing for patients and equipment for health care workers.


Give to the COVID-19 Response Fund

Give Blood if You Can

Duke Health and the American Red Cross urge healthy, eligible blood donors to replenish the blood supply, which will help save countless lives. Visit the American Red Cross website and search by zip code to find a donation center near you.

All blood donors are screened for temperature and travel history prior to registration, and the American Red Cross is using best practices for social distancing between donors.

Importantly, being a blood donor and/or getting a blood transfusion DO NOT put you at risk for COVID-19 infection.

Find an American Red Cross Blood Drive.

Other Ways to Help

Ask Your Local Food Bank What They Need
Check with your local food bank to see if they need donations of food, toiletries or money. People with low incomes or who have lost their jobs need help more than ever before.

Check on Your Elderly Neighbors, Relatives
Older people and people with serious illness are at higher risk for COVID-19 and should avoid public settings as much as possible. Offer to purchase groceries, go to the pharmacy, or run errands that will help them avoid being exposed to others. Remember to maintain a physical distance of six feet.

Offer to Help Set Up Technology
Some people may be struggling to maintain contact. Offer to help people set up telemedicine, connect with the local library to access services, FaceTime with grandchildren, or even work from home using web apps.

Offer to Do Chores for Health Care Workers, First Responders
Health care workers and first responders are working long days to provide care for those who need it most. Ask if there’s a way you can help, either by babysitting, pet sitting, dog walking or making meals for their families. Your acts of kindness will be appreciated while they are on the front lines.

Get Outside
Go for a stroll, take a bike ride, enjoy the nice weather. You don’t need to stay indoors. Enjoy the outdoors at a safe distance from others.