N95 Mask Distribution to TCEP members – over 300,000 masks distributed so far!

Working in conjunction with the Texas Medical Association, TCEP was able to acquire a large quantity of N95 masks from the Texas Department of Emergency Medical Services. TMA and the local county medical societies are distributing to primary physicians throughout the state. TCEP took on the challenge of getting the much-needed masks into the hands of TCEP members throughout the state.

TCEP notified members and began distributing the N95 masks in late October. To date, 300,000+ N95 masks have been given to TCEP members, as a member benefit. Distribution dates were set up for in-person pickup in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, and others have been shipped. The only charge to those that were not able to pick them up, has been for shipping.

Several members have assisted in distributing the masks in their area including: Dr. Robert Greenberg, Dr. Hemant Vankawala, Dr. Theresa Tran, and Dr. Heidi Knowles as well as medical student Blake Pruitt. Dr. David Pinto stepped in as a surprise Santa as he drove from Austin to Plainview, delivering masks all along the way (Bangs, Lometa, Lampasas, Hendrick, etc.). Thank you to all these members for helping with this distribution.

Need some masks? Please email [email protected] to request some!

NOTE: If you have already received masks over the past 2 months from TCEP, please allow for other members to sign up at this time (unless you are in dire need for more). This is only available to current TCEP members.

Click here to view more photos of TCEP members receiving N95 masks!

Disclaimer: TDEMS/TMA provide this personal protective equipment (PPE) "as is," and are not the manufacturers of this PPE. TMA/TCEP, therefore, make no warranties or representations about the quality or functionality of the PPE.

In addition, PPE received from this ordering system must be used to address current or reasonably anticipated shortages in your supply of PPE, and must not cause you to be in possession of an excess of PPE beyond your current or reasonably anticipated need. This PPE may not be resold.

PPE are intended for physicians who do not have ready access to PPE through their hospitals.