We at the 14th Street Y are grateful for the healthcare professionals and frontline workers working tirelessly to protect and heal patients during this time. We have gathered a list of resources, offers and discounts for healthcare workers and front-liners, including:
- Prepared food and meals
- Mental health and fitness
- Medical supplies
- Apparel, accessories and home items
- Free COVID-19 training courses
- Childcare, pet care, and eldercare
- Cell phone and internet services
Airbnb is offering housing for the first 100,000 healthcare workers and first responders to apply to their Frontline Stays program, waiving all fees through their site.
#hospitalityhelps connects healthcare and government agencies with lodging providers ready to provide temporary housing in this time of need.
Choice Hotels is offering special hotel rates to workers and volunteers serving our communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
OYO Hotels and Homes
OYO Hotels and Homes is offering free hotel room stays in the U.S. to nurses, doctors, and other medical first responders fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Valid, active medical ID required. Call (+1) 628-213-7020 (code: OYO4FIRSTRESPONDERS) to get a reservation for your nearest OYO.
RVshare 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.
The Redbury New York hotel
The Redbury New York hotel is offering special rates for medical workers and first responders working on the COVID-19 frontlines. Reservations can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible medical volunteers can now book free round-trip Delta flights to states including Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan and New York through June, as part of the program the airline launched this month in partnership with state and local governments.
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, email HeroBikes@Lyft.com. If you’re in healthcare and recently purchased a membership or have an upcoming renewal, you’re also eligible for a free month.
Uber Health is providing free transportation for frontline healthcare workers, helping them get to and from patients’ homes, as well as between healthcare facilities.
BP and Amoco
First responders and health care workers get 50 cents off per gallon on their next fill up at BP and Amoco stations. To get the discount, you’ll have to verify your employment status. Learn more at www.bp.com/localheroes.
Mazda has implemented the Essential Car Care Program, providing free standard oil changes and enhanced cleaning services for U.S. healthcare workers at participating dealers nationwide. Note that this deal is NOT limited to Mazda owners, and makes and models from many other manufacturers are included. This offer is good through May 4.
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Firestone Complete Auto Care locations are offering a 50% discount on oil changes for essential service providers, including medical professionals, caregivers, first responders, military, grocery store employees, and food delivery services. This offer is good through April 30.
Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to members who are health care workers and first responders with valid ID of their role to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
From 8 to 9 a.m. Sundays, first responders and health care workers can shop without a membership at all BJ’s locations when they show their badge for the new “Appreciation Hour.” BJ’s is also offering a free 4-month membership to healthcare workers and first responders. Show your badge/ID to take advantage of these offers.
Prepared Food and Meals
Uber Eats is providing free meals to first responders and healthcare workers in US and Canada, in coordination with local, state, and provincial governments.
DoorDash is partnering with hospitals in the U.S. and Canada to offer access to 60 days of free Corporate DashPass to nurses, doctors, and hospital employees. DashPass includes $0 delivery and reduced service fees from participating restaurants, plus a safe delivery route and food drop off to the participating hospital.
Home Chef is a meal delivery company that ships you all the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients needed to make great recipes at home. They are offering a special discount for nurses, doctors, hospital employees, first responders, military, and teachers – 50% off first purchase and 10% off subsequent purchases. This deal is good for new customers only. Verify with ID.me at checkout to get started.
Ready-to-eat food delivery company Thistle is offering 10% off all deliveries to healthcare workers for the next 8 weeks. Use code HOSPITALHEROES at checkout.
Hospital workers can show their ID at an &pizza location to get free pizza, or they can text “#HERO” to 200-03 for a delivery code.
Every Monday through National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Krispy Kreme will provide all healthcare workers free dozens of our iconic Original Glazed® Doughnuts.
Checkers and Rally’s
For a limited time at more than 250 of the Checkers and Rally’s locations, uniformed medical workers and first responders get a free combo.
White Castle is offering a free Castle Combo or breakfast combo to healthcare workers and EMTs, valid through the end of April. This offer is good for drive-thru only and you must show ID to receive the offer.
Starbucks is offering frontline workers and first responders a free tall hot or iced coffee until May 3.
Burgers by Honest Chops
Located at 99 Macdougal Street, Burgers by Honest Chops is offering free takeout for hospital workers with ID between from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Fitcrunch Care Package
Nominate a fellow healthcare worker to receive a care package from Fitcrunch. The care package is filled with a Fitcrunch bar, antibacterial wipes, and an uplifting note.
Realgood Foods is offering free care packages full of healthy foods for your fellow healthcare providers.
Saffron Road is honoring community heroes on the front lines – from healthcare workers to delivery people to grocery clerks. Email email@example.com with subject line “coupons” to tell them about a community hero and they will send you BOTH a coupon for a free meal or snack.
Mental Health and Fitness
Talkspace is offering a free month of their Unlimited Messaging Plus plan for doctors, nurses, social workers, and frontline workers. Download their app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Support Groups for Nurses
Support Groups for Nurses offers no-cost, confidential support groups, for nurses to connect with other frontline nurses, share their struggles, blow off steam, have a laugh, and give and receive emotional support.
Coaches4Good is offering free 30-minute professional life coaching sessions to healthcare, small business, education, and nonprofit leaders and workers.
Down Dog is offering all of its apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals through July 1.
Francie Perkins Coaching
Francie Perkins Coaching is committed to helping healthcare providers get through their shifts in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Frontline nurses, radiology techs, and respiratory therapists can receive a free 30 minute life coaching session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of your medical badge or ID.
Headspace is offering its meditation app to anyone working in a public health setting. Visit their website and sign up.
Neurocore Counseling is offering free telehealth counseling to medical personnel and first responders through May 1. It is private and completely confidential.
Tom Brady’s fitness brand TB12 is offering a free Virtual Performance and Recovery Coaching Session with a TB12 Body Coach to any healthcare member currently working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals can receive free access to the Speeko app through 2020 by filling out the form on the link. The app coaches people on effective communication skills and maintains a free list of COVID-19 communication resources on their website.
Supporti, the accountability partner app, is offering healthcare workers a free one month subscription. Contact them at email@example.com for a special code. Supporti users get matched one-on-one with a buddy for a week at a time and support each other every day towards daily actions, whether it’s daily meditation or staying hydrated.
If you are a healthcare worker in need of a mask, Mask Match will try to connect you with someone who has masks to donate. Fill out the “I need masks” form to get started.
3-D printer company Glowforge is making and offering free Ear Savers to frontline workers including nurses, doctors, retail workers, delivery workers, sanitation workers, and others who must wear a mask. Ear Savers are designed to take pressure and friction off the ears while wearing face masks.
Masks by Decor8 Interiors
COVID-19 frontline workers including nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, and first responders can receive a free mask by filling out the form at Masks by Decor8 Interiors. This is on a first-come, first-served basis and there may be some lead time on shipping based on demand.
Preppi is donating N95 masks to healthcare workers in need.
RexPay has partnered with The Wellnus Company to donate sanitizing hand wipes to healthcare providers. They can also help procure other necessary PPE for providers in need.
Nurses House, a national fund for nurses in need, has established a special grant for RNs and LPNs who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are caring for a family member who has COVID-19, or are on employer-mandated quarantine due to COVID-19 (excluding nurses who are furloughed due to workplace closure). The grant is open to nurses in the U.S. with a valid nursing license through July 31, 2020.
Apparel, Accessories and Home Items
Crocs is donating a free pair of shoes (with free shipping) to healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19.
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 apply.
If you’re a first responder, you can tag yourself on Ably’s Instagram page and the company will send you a free item from their website.
The North Face
Through Dec. 31, 2020, The North Face will be giving a 50% discount to healthcare workers in the United States. They will also offer these individuals a 10% discount on non-clearance items at their U.S. outlet stores during the same period.
Kinflyte is offering a 20% sitewide discount to medical professionals including Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, hospital staff and mental health professionals.
U.S.-based healthcare professionals and first responders can receive a new or refurbished chiliPAD, a temperature-controlled mattress pad. This offer is good through April 30, while supplies last.
Global Healing Vitamins
Frontline healthcare workers and first responders can receive a product of their choice, free of charge, from Global Healing Vitamins. Just fill out the form on their webpage.
Healthcare workers can receive a free pair of JINS Eyewear glasses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them about yourself or to nominate another. Offer good while supplies last. Due to an overwhelming response, JINS will choose 5 people per day for this freebie.
Nurses, medical professionals, first responders, and military can receive a 40% discount at Adidas. Verify with ID.me to receive your discount.
Asics is offering 60% off all full-priced products in their online store to medical professionals and first responders. Register and follow the directions on their webpage to receive this deal.
Retail company Big Lots is offering a 15% discount off everything for medical professionals, first responders, and active military/veterans. Just show your badge or work/military ID or use code BIGHEROES online. Offer good through April 30.
Blanquil is offering a 50% discount to healthcare workers, first responders, and military service members. Complete the verification on their webpage to receive your discount.
Gabe’s stores are offering a 15% employee savings to medical professionals, first responders, police, fire, and military personnel. The discount can be used toward personal care items, scrubs, cleaning supplies, antibacterial soaps, baby and pet care, and more. Offer valid through April 30.
Furniture company Love Sac is offering 40% off Sacs and Sectionals to nurses, doctors, first responders, military, and teachers. This offer is good through May.
Medical workers can receive a 30% discount on Medelita scrubs by using code FRONTLINES at checkout.
Universal Standard is providing medical workers with a free piece of clothing from the Foundation collection. Any doctor, nurse, or medical worker who wants one can e-mail their credentials to email@example.com.
Nike has increased its U.S. first responder and medical professional discount to 20% off. Verify your status on their webpage to receive your discount code.
Brooklyn Bedding is offering 25% off and free shipping to first responders. Click the first responder discount button on the checkout page to apply. Eligibility is verified through SheerID.
Healthcare workers, military, and teachers can receive a 20% discount at bag and purse retailer Dagne Dover.
Danform Shoes is offering a 20% discount off footwear to healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and medical workers. Use code SUPERHERO20 at checkout.
Apparel company ENELL is offering 50% off bras for healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers through May 30.
OtterBox, makers of durable phone cases, is offering a special 40% discount to all frontline workers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “OtterBox Front-liners” and include your full name, what country you live in, job industry, company name, job title, and photo of your work badge or name tag.
Stay hydrated! Owala is offering a 50% discount off water bottles to nurses, doctors, law enforcement, firefighters, public service/government, and anyone retired from these industries. Verify your status on their webpage to receive your discount code.
Mattress company Purple is offering a special 10% discount to healthcare workers. Verify your eligibility through the link on their site to receive your discount.
Verified nurses, first responders, teachers, military personnel, and government employees can receive a 50% discount at Reebok. Verify with ID.me to get started.
Frontline workers including medical staff, grocers, sanitation workers, transport crews, police, and more are eligible for a 30% discount on Saxx Underwear.
Theragun is offering a special discount of up to $250 off a Theragun massage device to first responders, healthcare workers, and military members while supplies last. To receive the discount, email email@example.com with the subject line “Frontline Discount” and include proper verification such as official ID or badge.
Under Armour is offering a 40% discount to first responders and healthcare workers to include nurses, doctors, medical staff, police, firefighters, and EMT. To receive the discount, verify your eligibility with ID.me and choose Military and First Responder Discount at checkout.
Healthcare professionals can receive a 15% discount off everything at the clothing company Vineyard Vines.
Free COVID-19 Training Courses
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 has developed many resources for COVID-19 including a COVID-19 course for health professionals, eligible for 2 CME credits, clinical skill videos on related topics such as imaging features and body temperature assessment, events including meditation and yoga sessions, and AMA sessions hosted by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rishi Desai.
Childcare, Eldercare, Pet care
Care.com is offering one month of free, premium access to their site to frontline workers. This helps find help for children, parents, and pets, and grants unlimited messaging with caregivers.
Cell Phone and Internet Services
AT&T is offering 3 months of free wireless service to healthcare workers battling COVID-19 on the nationwide network built exclusively for first responders – called FirstNet. In addition, healthcare workers signing on to FirstNet can get a $200 activation credit when activating a new FirstNet Ready smartphone on a new FirstNet Mobile-Responder plan.
Sprint is offering free expedited shipping, waived activation fees on their website, and Sprint Perks to healthcare workers on the front lines.
Verizon is expanding its unlimited pricing plan to include nurses and teachers. New and existing Verizon customers are eligible for the plans along with active-duty military, veterans and first responders.
If you know of any resources, discounts or offers available to healthcare workers and frontline workers, please feel free to let us know so that we can continue to share them.