Public Health Preparedness
Medical reserve Corps  
  Welcome to the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps.
  • The mission of the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is to allow local health professionals and others to voluntarily contribute their skills and expertise to provide public health surge capacity.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system's response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 1,000 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units. Dr. Rachel Wood serves as the Medical Director of the Thurston County MRC.

Thurston County MRC members have assisted in a range of health emergencies that include response to local flooding, H1N1 influenza pandemic and state pertussis outbreak.


Basic eligibility requirements for the Thurston County MRC include:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Work well in stressful situations
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Work well in a team
  • Be current on required immunizations (Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Hepatitis B, Seasonal Influenza)
MRC Membership/Application Requirements for more information.

We invite you to join and expand the public health surge capacity for the residents of Thurston County.

Volunteer Events and Sign Up

To view upcoming volunteer events or training opportunities open to Thurston County MRC volunteers, visit the link below. 

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This page last updated: 03/14/18