The State of California is making millions of pieces of medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) –
including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns and gloves
– available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services is partnering with the Kern County Medical Society (KCMS) and the California Medical Association (CMA) to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium sized medical practices.
Over the last several months, many physicians have had to limit hours or close their doors completely because they cannot find the PPE they need to safely keep their offices open. This PPE will help fortify California’s health care infrastructure as we continue to wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic and issues with the PPE supply chain. PPE Relief kits will include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size and specialty).
This equipment is available to all qualifying physician practices, whether or not they are members. Reserve your PPE by going to
no later than July 21
. PPE will be available for local pickup on Thursday, August 6. Details regarding the pickup event will be provided as the date nears.
Financial support for the distribution of this PPE was provided by Altais, a new health care services company that helps physicians maximize the health and well-being of their patients in a way that is sustainably affordable and maintains professional satisfaction.