About the Medical Reserve Corps

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to join the Lucas County Medical Reserve Corps to assist during a declared disaster. This could include treatment of victims during a mass disaster or epidemic, administration of vaccines during a mass inoculation, or distribution of drugs during a chemical or biological attack. Specifically, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking to recruit:

  • Physicians (including surgeons, medical specialists, osteopaths)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants)
  • Paramedics/EMTs
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Toxicologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Radiology Technicians
  • Veterinarians
  • Mental health practitioners (psychologists, substance abuse counselors, social workers)

Individuals with a non-medical or healthcare background typically serve their community by assisting with administrative and other essential support functions.

Medical Reserve Corps is one of several components of Citizens Corps of the USA Freedom Corps.

MRC is the unit that bring together local health professionals and others with relevant health related skills to respond to local natural and man-made disasters in their community. By creating a Medical Reserve Corps that is linked to a local government’s emergency operations plan, the members of the MRC unit can truly benefit the community by understanding the local emergency plan and knowing what their roles will be during an emergency

Join our Team

To register and find out about our latest meetings and events, email Emily Collins ([email protected]) and please complete a profile on the Ohio Responds website at https://www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov/. All information entered into the volunteer profile is contained in a secure database and will be kept confidential.


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Lucas County Medical Reserve Corps
635 N. Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419.213.4073
Fax: 419.213.4546

Lucas County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
Emily Collins
[email protected]