Medical Reserve Corps

The Western Tidewater Medical Reserve Corps is a group of volunteer health care professionals and community members trained to respond and assist with public health crises in the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton and cities of Suffolk and Franklin, Virginia.  This unit is one of more than 1,000 units that are part of the national Medical Reserve Corps program under the direction of the Office of the U. S. Surgeon General and 1 of 31 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Western Tidewater Medical Reserve Corps recruits practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals, as well as community members with non-medical skills.  Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists, and paramedics are just a sampling of the medical community who are WTMRC members.  Clergy, interpreters, sign language interpreters, administrative assistants, volunteer coordinators and all other members of our community are also encouraged to consider becoming a part of the WTMRC.



Brittany Powell

District Health Emergency Coordinator

http://Powell, Brittany (VDH) <>

(757) 514-4766



Membership in the Western Tidewater Medical Reserve Corps requires:
A.   Completed Volunteer Application in the Virginia Volunteer Health System
B.   Liability, HIPAA, and background check completed

C.   Volunteer Orientation and Initial Training

Once the initial orientation and training is completed, the WTMRC member will be able to attend a variety of training opportunities that are offered during the year.

Please take a moment to review our training schedule, read our newsletter and/or register for service.  We appreciate your time and interest and hope to have you as an active Medical Reserve Corps member in the very near future.

We need your support.  BECOME a VA MRC VOLUNTEER today!

MRC Volunteers will be contacted by their local MRC Coordinator when they are needed to support local public health efforts.


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