Cottage Health to open drop-off center for medical supply donations

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 13:41:46-04

Cottage Health is opening a drop-off center for donations of medical supplies on Tuesday in Goleta in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

A spokesperson for Cottage Health said the drop-off center will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the parking lot adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, located at 351 South Patterson Avenue.

The spokesperson said Cottage Health will accept the following donations, preferably in original, unopened packaging:

  • Faces shields – single use or non-disposable
  • Eye shields - single use or non-disposable
  • Isolation Gowns or Standard level 3 gowns
  • N95 Masks
  • N99 Masks
  • Standard Procedure Masks
  • Re-usable P100 / N95 Respirators and cartridges/filters
  • Respirator Hoods or Hazmat Hoods

Cottage Health will not accept sewn cloth masks, the spokesperson for Cottage Health said.

"It is important that members of the public do not enter hospital lobbies to make supply donations," said the spokesperson. "Hospitals are under a health officer order not to allow visitors."

For questions regarding items not included in the list, contact Vice President for Advancement, David Dietrich, at 805-569-7345 or