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Medical Reserve Corps

Citrus County Health Department

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national volunteer program established after 9/11 by the U.S. Surgeon General. The MRC is dedicated to the pre-identification, advance preparation, and credentialing of local health professionals to repsond in large-scale medical or public health emergencies such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, or acts of terrorism.

Medical and non-medical volunteers are trained tro be ready to repsond to community health emergencies in a structured way. Volunteers serve alongside public health and emergency services professionals. They support special needs shelters, help in mass-dispensing of medication and vaccinations, aid disease outbreak investigations, and help in many other ways.

Who can volunteer?

Healthcare Professionals - The MRC Needs practicing or retired Florida licensed healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists/technicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, health educators, epidemiologists, EMT's/paramedics, veterinarians/technicians, etc.

Non-Healthcare Professionals - The MRC also needs volunteers for key support roles such as logistics, administration, greeters, educators, communications, safety, security, clinic flow direction, registration, interpreters, petcare, and chaplain services.

How can I register for the Medical Reserve Corps?

Complete the online Florida MRC Basic Volunteer Contact Form and our local MRC coorinator will contact you.

You can also find more information on the Department's Medical Reservce Corps page.