CDS/IDS PPE Coronavirus Buying Consortium

Many members have inquired about purchasing PPE supplies as offices across the state begin to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.  We are pleased to announce the creation of a buying consortium for N95, KN95 and 3-ply disposable surgical masks.  The Chicago and Illinois Dermatological Societies are partnering with the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons and our colleagues in New York State and Connecticut to achieve favorable pricing.  Our vendor is somebody we consider to be reliable, and documentation for the authenticity of these products has been provided to us. 

Items currently available are described below along with the price per piece.  Since this is a service to members, we are not making a profit on this project; pricing and shipping is "at cost."

It is very likely that we will be placing additional orders with our suppliers, although a specific timetable has not yet been established.  In the future, we may consider adding gloves, hand sanitizer or other products, depending on availability, interest among members and pricing.


Complete the online order form or phone in your order by calling the CDS/IDS office:  847-680-1666. 

We will need to have a physical shipping address and a contact person.  Payment with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) is required at the time of your order.  

Once the materials are received at our office, we will prepare your order and send it by UPS Ground or US Postal Service... depending on the size of your order.  The  cost of local shipping to your office will be charged to the credit card used for your original order.  Or you may come to the CDS/IDS office in Vernon Hills to pick up your supplies (we will contact you if you request this option).  When the materials are received and ready to distribute, we will get in touch with the contact person you provided.


We currently have the following products available.  Prices are per piece and includes shipping from the supplier to Vernon Hills, IL.   

Product Description Price

N95 Respirator - hardshell

Sold only in packages of 20 masks


$4.80 per mask
$96.00 per box

Plus shipping from Vernon Hills
to your location


N95 Respirator - soft

Sold only in packages of 20 masks


$4.25 per mask
$85.00 per box 

Plus shipping from Vernon Hills
to your location


KN95 Mask

Sold only in packets of 10 masks


$2.85 per mask
$28.50 per package

Plus shipping from Vernon Hills
to your location


3-ply Surgical Mask

Sold only in packets of 10 masks


$1.00 per mask
$10.00 per package

Plus shipping from Vernon Hills
to your location

All of the supplies listed above are from vendors we consider to be reliable.  The N95 respirators are NIOSH-certified (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the CDC).  Photographs are close representations of the actual products that will be shipped.

Masks are standard sizes... we are not able to order specific sizes at this time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE SOLD ONLY IN UNOPENED PACKAGES, 20 pieces each for the N95 masks and 10 pieces each for the KN95 and 3-Ply.  On the order form, indicate how many packages you want (not how many masks).

All sales are final.  Sorry, we are unable to accept returns or offer refunds.

These products are available only to members of the Chicago and Illinois Dermatological Societies.  Dermatologists and/or practices not currently members may join the for the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year in order to access this program.  Please contact the CDS/IDS office for details.