Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to recruit, organize, train, deploy, and retain volunteer medical and health professionals, and non-medical residents, who willingly contribute their time, skills, and expertise to prepare for and respond to threats of terrorism, public health emergencies, and other community health needs.

Tulare County has three MRC units: Visalia, Porterville, and Tulare. 

Why Should I Become a Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer?

Research has shown that people who volunteer have fewer chronic diseases and improved emotional health and tend to live up to five years longer than those who do not volunteer. 

How Can I Become a Member of the MRC? Just contact the Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator.

Related Documents and Links

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers
Disaster Healthcare Volunteers

This is the State Health Care Volunteers registry for all medically licensed volunteers.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC-TRAIN)
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC-TRAIN)

This is the website for Medical Reserve Corps members to find numerous and ongoing training courses.

National Medical Reserve Corps
National Medical Reserve Corps

This is the National Medical Reserve Corps website where all MRC volunteers register to receive training information.


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