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Hospital Visitation Temporarily Suspended Effective 9/8

How You Can Help

We at St. Lawrence Health have experienced an overwhelming outpouring of support from our community, and we are deeply grateful.

Many people have asked how they can help, so we have outlined various ways below.

Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

During the coronavirus, healthcare PPE is in critical supply. SLHS is currently accepting new and unused PPE such as:

  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Hand-made Masks

SLHS has pre-approved mask patterns and materials for those who wish to make masks for our healthcare providers. We will keep these on hand, in the event of an emergency. 

Patterns and Materials


  • Ties are preferred over elastic ear loops
  • Metal nose piece preferred
  • Please leave a pocket for a filter if design permits.
  • Instructional Video on YouTube

Important: To ensure the health and safety of our employees, only healthy individuals with no one in their household experiencing symptoms should consider donating masks. Masks donated to SLHS will be laundered prior to use.

Dropping Off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Designated drop-off bins have been established on the main campus of our three hospitals:

  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Leroy Outpatient Center, 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam. Outside the Center's main entrance, under the canopy.
  • Gouverneur Hospital, 77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur. Inside the automatic double doors of the Hospital's main entrance.
  • Massena Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Massena. Inside the automatic double doors of the Hospital's main entrance.

Please be sure to include your name and contact information with any donation. We truly appreciate your support and want to be able to give you a proper "thank you."

Monetary Donations

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support SLHS's COVID-19 Response, please click on one of the following hospital names to be directed to an online giving site:

Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Gouverneur Hospital
Massena Hospital

For more information about making a donation, kindly contact (315) 261-5410, or email