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What is the North Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers

Department Hours

Mon - Fri8:00am - 5:00pm

Department Address

215 10th St.
Lewiston, ID 83501


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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. The North Central Idaho MRC serves Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce Counties to make up Idaho Public Health District 2. Our MRC is a community-based program designed to develop a well-trained team of medical and non-medical volunteers who are willing to contribute their skills and expertise to the community. Their efforts ensure that we all may be better equipped to prepare for and respond to a wide range of emergencies, as well as to promote healthy living throughout the year.

The North Central Idaho MRC will identify, screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine Public Health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.

Types of Volunteers Needed

  • Physicians
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dentists
  • Non-Medical general
  • Veterinarians
  • Health Educators
  • Environmental engineers
  • Translators & interpreters
  • Clergy
  • Medical records experts
  • Data entry staff
  • Ham radio operators
  • Computer specialists

Listed below are some examples of the types of activities in which MRC Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers may be involved:

Medical-related Volunteer Non-Medical Volunteer
Prophylaxis (immunization and dispensing medications) Patient intake (distributing forms, assisting clients with forms, etc.)
Clinic preparation (fill syringes, measure medications, etc.) Information/communication
Interviews for patient/client history People movers/crowd control
First responder (initial assessment and vital signs) Interpreters
Triage Amateur radio operators
Treatment General administrative tasks
Health education Record keeping/data management
Phone screening and consulting Providing comfort to those affected
Distribution of medications and supplies from SNS (Strategic National Stockpile)  
Communicable disease control measures  
Supporting health needs of vulnerable populations  
Integration with local, regional, and statewide initiatives  
Shelter Care