Here you'll find the online registration system for medical and healthcare volunteers.

Dear Health Professionals,

As California responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities. To serve Californians and support our health care system, we are preparing to open additional health care sites to provide medical services both for people who have symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases.

We need your help. To ensure adequate staff for these sites throughout the state, we’re calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators. We need:

  • Physicians (MD, DO), including medical students
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses (RN, LVN, CNA), including nursing students
  • Behavioral health professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Medical assistants
  • Emergency medical technicians

Participants will be paid and will be given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but we will try to match your geographical preferences.

You have the opportunity to play a critical role in responding to this public health emergency in your region. To care for Californians who need your help, please sign up.

Step 1 - Are you eligible?

To be eligible for COVID-19 emergency medical staffing roles, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Have a valid driver’s license or passport, and a social security card
  • Have a valid California License for clinical practice (if you are a MD, DO, etc.)
  • OR are a medical student or nursing student
  • Have no negative licensure/certification actions (for licensed/certified professionals)

Step 2 – Register in the California health corps system by selecting the COVID-19 Response Organization

Both licensed professionals and students will have to register. This is the system we’ll use to verify your medical license (if you have one) and identify your deployment preferences

Step 3 – Once verified, we will refer you to submit an application

This process will require you to fill out additional paperwork to complete the hiring process.

Step 4 – Once you’ve applied:

We will review your skills, experience, location preferences and interests to see where they match our deployment needs.

Step 5 – Finalize hiring and deployment process

You will be hired at time of deployment. Bring a formal valid driver’s license and a social security card to provide at time of hire.

You can also join our local volunteer registries.

The County Unit, you can register to be a volunteer locally. Your licensure information is verified, and you can be quickly notified of a need through this system. This unit essentially serves as a reserve list of personnel that can be called upon during emergencies. Typically, there are no commitments or formal trainings required.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit, you can register to join a MRC team and volunteer to serve your community. MRCs have regular meetings, trainings, and have requirements to join. Each MRC unit has their own requirements, meetings, and training programs. MRC Units may be tasked by county officials to respond as a team or as individuals in support of a public health or emergency or disaster response.