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April 3, 2020

The Ultimate List of Resources, Discounts & Offers For Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

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Nurse.org Staff By: Nurse.org Staff

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Whether you’re a retired or not-currently-active nurse, a nursing student, or just someone who wants to get involved in helping during one of the greatest health threats our modern world has ever seen, your volunteer efforts can make a difference to save lives. And to help make it possible for volunteers to get where they need to go to do just that, here are some resources that can help you, with free or discounted housing, travel, car rentals and more.

PPE: Resources & Initiatives

American Hospital Association - 100 Million Mask Challenge: Manufacturers

The AHA is helping connect manufacturers with hospitals in need of PPE. They are also encouraging manufacturers to contact their local hospitals to find out about their immediate needs for PPE and how businesses might assist. Their helpful design specification guide was created to assist manufacturers who don't normally produce PPE. 

American Nurses Association

The ANA has made it easy to tell congress to increase PPE immediately. Send an email to your congress representative.

Change.org 

The petition titled, US Physicians/Healthcare Workers For Personal Protective Equipment in COVID-19 Pandemic, aims to raise $1.5M and states, "we urge the government to access the Strategic National Stockpile, and to utilize both the public and private sector to immediately increase production of PPE supplies. In addition, we urge our hospital systems to maintain the highest level of PPE standard for our HCWs, and demand the supply of N-95 masks." - donate to the petition here. 

Lodging: Hotels & Rentals

Airbnb

The vacation rental agency is offering a service-fee waiver for 100,000 first responders that need to self-isolate to protect family and housemates or to be closer to healthcare facilities. In some cases, hosts are offering free or deeply discounted stays. You can learn more here. 

Hotels for Hope - Temporary Stays

Organized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Hotels for Hope has partnered with over 6,500 properties to connect healthcare workers and first responders to temporary housing. You can fill out a form to be connected with a room, but the process does take 2-3 days. 

State Health Offices - Rooms and Meals

Trestle Health and Housing and Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest hotel management company in North America, announced a partnership to connect states with discounted room rates, meal options, and resources. The companies have vetted 700 hundred hotels (such as Marriott, Hilton, and DoubleTree) across the country, providing access to over 103,000 hotel rooms. Currently, the site states that it’s working to collaborate with state officials, so if you’re interested in getting your state involved, contact Alice Walsh of Aimbridge at [email protected] or by phone at 703-585-4786.  

Better Hotels - Free & Discounted Luxury Homes

Better Hotels is offering medical workers a free stay in Las Vegas and Indianapolis luxury vacation homes, with discounts up to 50% in other U.S. cities.

The requirements are:  

  • Current hospital employee (Hospital ID verification required)
  • Must check-out no later than May 15, 2020
  • Must complete our guest verification process and sign our rental agreement
  • All reservations (free or discounted) responsible for paying a one-time cleaning fee

Local Hotels

In hard-hit areas like New York, many hospitals are working directly with hotels and lodging facilities to procure rooms for workers and volunteers, but are not publishing which specific hotels are out of privacy concerns for those staying in the hotels. That means that if you’re in need of a room, it may be best to work directly with the facility you will be working with to find housing placement.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels is offering special hotel rates to the workers and volunteers serving communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

RVShare

RVshare, the world's first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, is partnering with RVs 4 MDs, a volunteer group that connects first responders to RV owners during a crisis, to provide temporary housing to healthcare workers on the frontlines. Please visit RVshare's Disaster Response Solutions page or the RVs 4 MDs Facebook group for more information. 

The Redbury New York

The Rebury New York hotel is offering special rates to, located just steps from the Empire State building, is offering special rates for medical workers and first responders working on the COVID-19 frontlines. Reservations can be made via [email protected]

Travel: Airfare & Transportation

Delta Airlines

Delta is offering free roundtrip flights to eligible medical volunteers that are flying to Michigan, Georgia, and Louisiana. The airline is also considering adding additional free flights to California, Washington, and New York. 

Hertz Car Rentals 

Hertz is offering free car rentals to any New York City healthcare workers throughout the entire month of April. You can reserve a car from any of NYC’s 19 Hertz rental offices. To reserve your car, you will need a valid medical ID, an email address with a healthcare domain, a driver’s license, and to be a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program. You can fill out this form to start your reservation process. 

Citi Bike - New York City

If you’re volunteering in NYC, the best way to get where you need to go might just be through two wheels. The state’s mayor has been encouraging biking to reduce public transit loads, and the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program offers first responders, healthcare, and transit workers with a free month of Citi Bike membership. 

To get your facility or employer enrolled, you can email [email protected]. If you’re in healthcare and recently purchased a membership or have an upcoming renewal, you’re also eligible for a free month.

Food: Meals & Beverages

UberEats

UberEats announced it will provide free meals and rides to first responders and healthcare workers in the U.S. and Canada, in coordination with local and state and provincial governments. Interested officials and organizations can reach Uber to partner at [email protected]

Krispy Kreme

As a thank, Krispy Kreme will provide all healthcare workers free dozens of our iconic Original Glazed® Doughnuts, beginning Monday, March 30 and on every subsequent Monday through National Nurses Week (May 6-12). Get more details here.

Starbucks

Starbucks is offering a tall brewed or iced coffee to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and researchers until May 3, the company said. Get more details here.

Mental Health: Counseling, Therapy, and Wellness 

Talkspace Online Counseling

The leader in digital behavior health is donating 1,000 months of free online therapy to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-10. Medical professionals receive 1 free month of Talkspace's Unlimited Messaging Plus plan - including online therapy in the form of text, audio and video calls with a licensed therapist. Access this offer on the website or download the app from the App Store or Google Play. 

Neurocore Brain Performance

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is offering free telehealth counseling to all first responders and medical professionals in the U.S. through May 1st, 2020. 

Warrior Teletherapy Network

Is offering free teletherapy to healthcare workers in the Kansas City metro area.

DiveThru App

DiveThru is a guided journaling app that helps you "DiveThru what you go thru". They work with mental health professionals to create guided journaling exercises that help you take charge of their mental wellbeing. From everyday stressors to specific ‘I can’t believe this happened to me’ moments, the DiveThru app can help you DiveThru it all. You can check out the app for yourself here.

Support Groups for Nurses

No-cost, confidential emotional support groups for nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19. Groups meet for an hour at a time and are places for nurses to connect with other nurses, share what's going on and blow off some steam, process difficult feelings, and learn some new mindfulness and emotional skills they can apply to work and personal lives. Trained facilitators (coaches, counselors, social workers and support group leaders) will lead these groups. Get more information here.

Apparel: Scrubs & Footwear 

Crocs shoes

Crocs are donating a free pair of shoes (with free shipping) to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. Claim your free pair of Crocs here.

Barco Uniforms

Barco Uniforms, a recognized leader in the medical apparel industry, will be donating scrubs to medical professionals on the frontlines for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Submit a request here.

Clove Shoes 

Clove is including free compression socks with every Clove purchase. Just add a pair of socks to a cart containing shoes, and use code WITHLOVE for the discount to properly apply. Click here for more information.

Ably Apparel

If you’re a first responder, you can tag yourself on Ably's Instagram page starting April 8th and the company will send you a free item from their website.

Healthcare Heroes

The Jim Coleman store has put together shirts and water bottles for sale, especially for healthcare heroes.

Tieks by Gavrieli (an L.A. based shoe brand)

Tieks has launched a campaign to encourage customers to sew masks for our heroes on the front lines. Through our #SewTOGETHER Challenge, they're giving a $50 Tieks Gift card to anyone who sews 25 masks and a $100 Gift Card for 50 or more masks. Please visit www.tieks.com/sewtogether to submit a form to nominate a facility or if you're also sewing and would like to participate in the #SewTOGETHER Challenge, you can submit your donation there as well.

Kinflyte - 20% off intimate apparel

Kinflyte is a direct-to-consumer intimates and activewear brand focused on posture corrective apparel. Our patent-pending apparel provides comfort and support for back and shoulders. Apply discount code at checkout.

COVID-19 Training Courses - Free

IntelyCare

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IntelyCare, a workforce management solution for post-acute facilities, launched a free COVID-19 training certification program.

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association is offering FREE COVID-19 training for nurses titled Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

The Pulmonary, ARDS, and Ventilator Resources is a free online course available 24/7 featuring the latest information nurses need to provide care for patients with COVID-19.  

Osmosis

Osmosis has been hard at work developing many resources for COVID-19 including: 

  • A free COVID-19 course for health professionals, eligible for 2 CME credits
  • Free clinical skill videos on related topics such as imaging features and body temperature assessment
  • Free events including meditation and yoga sessions, and AMA sessions hosted by our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rishi Desai
  • Additionally, anyone who signs the #Raisethline pledge can also access 3 free weeks os Osmosis Prime with access to a growing library of 1,200+ videos, 8,000+ clinical case questions, 15,000 flashcards, and 1,000+ High-Yield Notes

Parking

The Parking Spot

The Parking Spot is offering essential healthcare workers FREE parking at any of their facilities during until May 12, 2020. To receive free parking, all you need to do is be a member of the Spot Club loyalty program. Download The Parking Spot app, tap register and enter corporate code #HHERO6918 during Step #3. When you arrive at The Parking Spot scan your Spot Club QR code within your app upon entry and exit to receive complimentary parking.

Childcare, Eldercare, Petcare

Care.com

For those on the frontlines, Care.com is offering one month of free, premium access to their site to support you. 

  • Access the largest online site for care
  • Find help for your children, parents & pets
  • Unlimited messaging with caregivers
  • Free for 30 days
  • Go here to get started

For those on the frontlines, Care.com is offering one month of free, premium access to their site to support you. 

Cell Phone Service

AT&T

AT&T is offering 3 months of free wireless service to frontline nurses and physicians battling COVID-19 on the nationwide network built exclusively for first responders – called FirstNet. In addition to three months of free service, nurses and physicians signing-on to FirstNet can get a $200 activation credit when activating a new FirstNet Ready smartphone on a new FirstNet Mobile-Responder plan. Learn more about FirstNet here.

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