COVID-19: One Community, One Response.

Johnston Health Foundation stands ready to assist our community and health care family with emerging needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we need your help. Make a donation to help where it is needed most.

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Published on March 26, 2020

Supply Drop Off Sites Set Up to Assist Johnston Health

As we take steps to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, many of you are looking for ways to help. Johnston Health is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients across the region. Donations are tax-deductible.

Currently, the hospitals most urgent needs are:

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

Other needed items include:

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

Drop-off Sites

We will have drop-off sites in both Smithfield and Clayton.

These sites will accept donations during the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

To make a donation, individuals and organizations can drive up and drop off supplies at the locations above. As you arrive, please do not exit your vehicle. Park beside cones and await further instruction.

If people or organizations choose to donate, please follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible.

Other ways to help

If you aren't able to provide supplies, but still want to help, please consider making a donation to the Johnston Health Foundation's One Community. One Response. COVID-19 Response Campaign. Your donation will be deployed where the need is the greatest to ensure patients continue to receive quality health care close to home during this time of crisis.

Media Contact

For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Suzette Rodriguez
Public Relations Specialist

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you must call your primary care provider before visiting a doctor's office, urgent care clinic or the hospital.

If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the UNC Health Helpline at 1-888-850-2684.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.