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Medical Reserve Corps

Citrus County Health Department

The Medical Reserve Corps MRCC) is a national volunteer program established after 9/11 by the U.S. Surgeon General. The MRCC is dedicated to the pre-identification, advance preparation, and credentialing of local health professionals to respond 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 too be ready to respond 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?

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

Non-Health Care Professionals - The MRCC also needs volunteers for key support roles such as logistics, administration, greeters, educators, communications, safety, security, clinic flow direction, registration, interpreters, pet care, and chaplain services.

Steps to join the Florida Medical Reserve Corps

1. Complete and submit the FLMRCC Basic Contact Form to join the FLMRCC Network.

2. Locate the closest local FLMRCC Unit and FLMRCC Coordinator in your area.

3. Review and complete the FLMRCC Volunteer required training and paperwork.

4. Once you have completed all of the FLMRCC Volunteer requirements, your contact information will be added to the Florida Department of Health’s Alerting & Notification System (State ESARRVHPP Responder Registry –Everbridge ESERVFLL Application).