Independent Practice PPE Distribution Program

You told us you need PPE. The NCMS provides solutions.

Thanks to your conversations with legislators and the efforts of the NCMS legislative team, in addition to our group purchasing option via ActionPPE, the North Carolina Medical Society is now offering FREE PPE to independent practices across NC.

To be eligible for FREE PPE provided by the NCMS via a $5 million appropriation from the NC General Assembly, each practice must certify that they meet all the following criteria:

  1. Your practice is organized in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 55B and registered with the North Carolina Medical Board as a professional corporation or professional limited liability company with the purpose of practicing medicine.
  2. Your practice currently provides or contracts for professional medical services.
  3. Your practice is not owned, managed, or otherwise controlled by an entity defined in G.S. 131E-76(3).
  4. Your practice is not managed by a practice management company unless the practice management company is majority owned by North Carolina licensed physicians.




Once the confirmation form is completed, PPE will be shipped to each office location you provide. Items included in your FREE PPE package will include N95 masks (as available), KN95 masks, procedure masks, gowns, gloves, sanitizers/disinfectants and sanitizing wipes (as available). All PPE will meet the federal standards and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Items will be shipped as they become available. PPE will be allocated based on the number of providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, CRNA and CNM) in each practice location.

Due to PPE market conditions and the immediate need for PPE, the NCMS selected the most requested PPE and baseline essentials to include in each package. NCMS is not able to accommodate specific brands, styles or sizes of product. Each practice, however, will receive a variety of the most used sizes. While NCMS cannot guarantee special requests, we want to understand your needs and have included a “special requests” section on the confirmation form.

The goal of this project is to ensure that 100% of independent practices in North Carolina have not only the PPE needed for today, but also PPE reserves for an uncertain future. Please continue to order PPE supplies as you normally would and consider these as stockpile when possible. If your practice is in critical need, please contact Jennifer Crowley or Kathy Scott.

Please note that additional legislative appropriations were made to assist health systems and their affiliated practices, community health centers and long-term care organizations. To connect with these resources, please contact Frank Snyder.

Jennifer Crowley Jennifer Crowley
PPE Project Manager
Kathy Scott Kathy Scott
PPE Project Assistant
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