COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated March 31, 2020

As the pandemic continues, our neighbors, friends and loved ones will continue looking to us for hope and healing amidst the unknown. We are following in the footsteps of our Founding sisters who continue to pray for us daily – and aligned with thousands of other heroic caregivers and support teams working in health care across the globe. Together, we are ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of exceptional care for the people who need us.


Because our number one priority is the safety of our patients, their families and our employees, we have created an SSM Health Urgent Response Fund to support the emerging needs resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The SSM Health URGENT RESPONSE FUND gives you a fast, efficient way to provide immediate resources to SSM Health experts addressing emergencies that affect the public’s health — such as what we’re experiencing with COVID-19. Support through this fund from organizations and individuals provides speed and flexibility, which are essential elements in saving lives during crisis situations.

You can make your donation today to support the emerging needs of our frontline health caregivers — physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers in all of our ministries as they serve tirelessly to protect us from COVID-19.

We ask that you prayerfully consider your situation, and if you are able to do so, please make a generous contribution to ensure every person in our community has access to the best care regardless of ability to pay during this critical time.

Why should you give?

As the numbers continue to climb, SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis created the SSM Health Urgent Response Fund to prepare for the fight ahead. This fund will provide vital resources for the most critical needs of our health care providers and the patients they serve. Funds from Urgent Response support items such as essential needs, patient supplies and treatments, testing and diagnostic capacity and other areas of greatest need related to this global pandemic. Your support will help alleviate the incredible burden COVID-19 is placing on our region’s health care system.

We continue to pray for the patient suffering on a ventilator in the ICU, for the mom quarantined at home because of an exposure who desperately misses kissing her children, and for the dedicated physicians, nurses, and medical technicians testing and treating patients who may potentially test positive or have tested positive each day.

Please give to this Urgent Response Fund. When the future is so unpredictable, the best we can do is prepare for the worst. Please give today.

For additional information and updates regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Facebook page or the SSM Health Matters Blog.

The information regarding the spread of the illness and how people get sick is constantly being updated because this is a new virus. The CDC is the best source of current information on coronavirus.

Thank you again for your continued support of SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis and our mission of serving all in need of health care, with particular attention to those most vulnerable.

“Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.”