The UAB LTC Strike Team is now able to offer free HEPA Purifiers and Filters to Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities in Alabama! These are made available through the UAB School of Public Health in association with the Alabama Department of Public Health funded through the CDC.

We can provide portable air purifiers for resident rooms as well as common rooms such as dining rooms, rehab gyms, day rooms, activity rooms, and nursing stations in your facility. We will also provide extra H13 HEPA filters to last up to 2 years. The air purifiers come with a lifetime warranty.

Funding to provide your facility with HEPA filters will only be available for a limited time; so you will need to place your order as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the HEPA Purifiers Program, please contact Julie Rowe, Program Manager (P: 205.234.9070 |

What types of facilities are eligible to receive these HEPA Purifiers and Filters?

Any of the following facilities located in Alabama.

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • End Stage Renal Disease Treatment Centers
  • Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Senior Centers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities
What HEPA Purifiers and Filters will be provided?

Facilities can choose from either the Medify MA-50 Air Purifier V3.0 or Medify MA-112 Air Purifier. Each purifier will come with a free 2-year supply of H13 HEPA filters.

Is there a limit to the number of HEPA Purifiers and Filter our facility can order?

Currently the maximum number of purifiers is 50 units

How can Portable HEPA Purifiers Improve Health and Safety?

Purifying the air can help in reducing the spread of particles and keep residents and staff healthy. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) purifiers can remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns. The fan pulls the air in the room into the unit and then forces it through the filter, which catches contaminants. The clean air is then returned to the room, and the cycle continues repeatedly to continuously improve the air quality. The filters are H13, which is medical-grade quality.

How do I order HEPA Purifiers for my facility?

There are several ways you can request HEPA Air Purifiers for your facility. You can complete this survey and someone from the UAB School of Public Health will contact you within 5 business days to discuss which systems will best suit your needs and will order them for your facility.

Or, you can email or call Julie Rowe to let her know when a good time would be for her to discuss the HEPA Air Purification needs for your specific facility. She will schedule a Zoom or phone call to discuss which systems will best suit your needs and will order them for your facility.

Are there any stipulations for keeping the purifiers and filters?

No. Once they are delivered, the purifiers and filters are yours to keep. Please ensure you are adhering to ADPH Life Safety Code Section in terms of placement of the purifiers. Units used in resident rooms must be plugged directly into the wall outlet and not being plugged in with an extension cord, surge protector, or power strip.

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