Multnomah County's Medical Reserve Corps is a voluntary unit, made up of local licensed healthcare professionals. It can be called upon to assist in the response to large-scale health or medical emergencies and local public health events.
Who can join?
Anyone with a health or medical license (including alternative care) that is in good standing. Your license must be overseen by a state licensing board that conducts at least one criminal background check upon initial licensure.
Volunteers will participate in a variety of emergency and non-emergency operations, including:
- Community reception centers and shelter operations
- Disease investigation and contact tracing
- Covering staff shortages at healthcare facilities
- Immunization clinics
- Mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics and point-of-dispensing sites
- Call center operations during emergencies
- Preparedness exercises and events
Once we've received your application, you must complete training and other volunteer requirements to be accepted into the unit and eligible for deployment. Volunteer requirements»
- SERV-OR Frequently Asked Questions
- Portland Neighborhood Emergency Teams
- Multnomah County Preparedness and Response Opportunities
- National Medical Reserve Corps
- www.ready.gov - Prepare yourself for emergencies
- http://www.publicalerts.org/ - Receive emergency notifications by phone and email
Medical Reserve Corps
426 SW Stark St, 3rd floor
Portland, OR 97204
Melissa McKinney, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator