PPE Relief

PPE Information

PPE Relief Direct for Healthcare Professionals and Organizations - CLOSED

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) compounded the hardships for medical practices and hindered their ability to provide care for Californians. To alleviate the strain on practices and improve patient access to care, the California Medical Association (CMA) mobilized with its local county medical societies, the state of California to bring more than 120 million pieces of PPE—including medical-grade masks, gloves and gowns—to healthcare organizations free of charge, so that they can safely provide care for California residents.

As CMA shifts it’s focus to vaccination efforts the online PPE Portal is now closed. Thank you for your participation in the program as you continue to keep California healthy.

Our Story

Last Summer, the California Medical Association (CMA) developed an entirely new statewide distribution system for essential medical equipment, which included PPE donations from the Office of Emergency Services (OES).

California physicians and medical groups were invited to participate in drive-thru events and an online ordering portal to receive much needed PPE. All PPE was free and there was only a nominal shipping and handling fee.

CMA distributed over 100 million pieces of PPE to physicians and medical groups from August 1 to December 31, 2020. The donations supported approximately 100,000 California physicians and their staff, which represented a total value of more than $200 million.

PPE Pickup



The links provide news stories about the PPE events CMA held in the summer and fall of 2020.

Medical practices receive 2 months’ worth of PPE at Salinas event

Smaller medical practices get free masks, gloves and gowns at Honda Center event

Free personal protective equipment donated to LA doctors who are struggling with shortage