The New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC) is a trained group of almost 6,000 volunteer health professionals ready to respond to health emergencies. New members are welcome!
* Letter from Commissioner Farley
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
Hurricane Sandy tested the strength of our city, causing widespread flooding,
and evacuations. NYC Medical Reserve Corps was instrumental in helping to
staff both general hurricane shelters, and special medical needs shelters. MRC
members who were medical professionals and mental health professionals
Served almost 7,000 citizens in the shelters. MRC members assisted
Department of Health staff I with the Patient Tracking System, going into shelters
to help identify displaced nursing home and adult home patients and collecting
data, which was put in a database so that families could find their loved ones.
MRC mental health professionals also provided mental health support in the NYC
Restoration Centers. From October 28th to January 2nd , over 1, 229 MRC
members were deployed during Hurricane Sandy, and provided over 19,000
hours of service.
MRC again stepped up to serve during a Hepatitis A Exposure in Manhattan in
April 2013, providing nurses and doctors to conduct vaccinations. MRC members
also acted as flow monitors at the clinic, and served in the Department of Health
Call Center, calling those who were potentially exposed to Hepatitis A.
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NYC Medical Reserve Corps: Sign up now!
When you click Sign up now!! you will be re-directed to the NYC Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) homepage on the ServNY volunteer registry to register as a new volunteer for the NYC MRC.
Directions for registering to become a member of the NYC Medical Reserve Corps (PDF)