As the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, providers, researchers, faculty and staff from across the Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) system are working diligently to care for you and your family. As we continue efforts to make sure our patients and staff are protected, we are immensely grateful and appreciative of the outpouring of support and generosity we have received from those in our community. 

Many people have asked how they can best support Wake Forest Baptist Health during this challenging time. Given the strain on our system’s resources to address this situation, your support is needed and appreciated. 

Our region is depending on Wake Forest Baptist Health and, with your partnership, we will deliver together. 

Also, please remember that WFBH can be a valuable resource during this time. Our mission is to continue to take care of our community and keep everyone safe. We encourage you to bookmark our COVID19 information page and visit it frequently for the latest updates. 

If you are on social media, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We are frequently sharing informative and live updates from our leading physicians regarding infectious disease, mental health, etc.

Again, thank you for your support!

Ways You Can Help

Donate Supplies

Wake Forest Baptist, along with other health care systems across the country, is looking at every possible way to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout this COVID-19 crisis. We will accept donated supplies to be allocated to the areas of greatest needs as it relates to the COVID-19 response. 

For questions regarding donations from businesses or community members wanting to help, please email us at Donations can be dropped off at one of our donation sites or ship bulk donations to: 

Storeroom Receiving
1 Medical Center Blvd 
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

WFBH will consider any of the following items for donations:

Stock image of heath care provider scrubbing up at a handwashing station and wearing blue scrubs, a hair net and face mask

Most Urgent Needs

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical masks with shield
  • Nasal swabs for medical use

Other Needs

  • Disinfectant
  • Eye protection, including safety goggles/glasses
  • Face shield
  • Gloves, disposable
  • Gowns, disposable
  • Hand sanitizer, greater than 60% alcohol
  • Hand soap
  • Shoe covers, disposable
  • Handmade masks*

*For homemade masks - please use clean, cotton fabric that is tightly woven on both sides, and sew on a clean work surface. Please place face masks in Ziploc-style plastic bags for donation. Here are three potential patterns as reference only:

Wake Forest Baptist Health does not endorse any one pattern and is grateful for any donations of homemade face masks that can be provided. Fabric masks present a crisis response option for reducing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 by catching infectious droplets emitted by the wearer, thereby reducing the risk of exposure to others. 

At this time, we plan to provide fabric masks to patients at check-in entry points upon arrival at our facilities. We do not currently plan to distribute fabric masks to our health care workers.

Drop-off Locations

Unopened supplies can be dropped off at any of these WFBH locations, between 8 am and 5 pm:

Wake Forest Baptist Main Campus
Donation bin in lobby of Piedmont Plaza 1
1920 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Davie Medical Center
Donation container on the loading dock
329 NC-801 North
Bermuda Run, NC 27006

High Point Medical Center
Donation container on the loading dock
601 N. Elm St.
High Point, NC 27261

Lexington Medical Center
Donation container on the loading dock
250 Hospital Drive
Lexington, NC 27292

Wilkes Medical Center
Donation container at the offsite warehouse
1508 West D. St.
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

WFBH COVID-19 Response Fund

Please consider a gift to support the WFBH COVID–19 Response Fund. If you wish, you may designate your support to a specific hospital in our health system. 

A gift today to the WFBH COVID-19 Response Fund will support areas of greatest need such as: 

  • Equipment and supplies to protect both patients and health care employees
  • Resources to support expanded staff time and benefits for health care providers on the front line of patient care
  • Support for patients who may not have insurance coverage or resources to address care-related expenses
  • Support for diagnostic and testing services
  • Educational and training expenses associated with redeploying health care workers to the areas of greatest need
  • Research to combat the impact of COVID-19.