Medical Reserve Corps

Bring us your skills and we will provide training and guidance for the roles in which you are needed.

Public Health Always Needs You!

The Northeast District Department of Health is always in need of medical and non-medical volunteers to assist with public health response and emergencies…such as we did throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building our ranks to be ready for our next activation if and when needed. Emergency situations can be very fluid, so your patience and flexibility are most appreciated. Bring us your skills and we will provide training and guidance for the roles in which you are needed. For more information about the Northeast Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps, contact NDDH at 860-774-7350.

Thank You for Your Role in the Historic COVID-19 Response Effort!

To date, NDDH has vaccinated thousands of people! We thank the NDDH staff, COVAX Team, Quinebaug Valley Senior Citizens Center, Bousquet’s Appliances, community partners, and our remarkable, resilient Medical Reserve Corps volunteers for their invaluable contributions in these unprecedented times.

Here’s how to join the Northeast District MRC:

  • The State of CT now coordinates the enrollment of volunteers through an online registration process with CT Responds at
  • Set up an account and answer a number of questions. It’s not complicated, but lengthy, so be prepared for questions about identity; deployment preferences; contact info; current and former occupations; trainings; skills and certifications; medical history; permission for a background check; and settings to list your account as active or inactive.
  • Your completed application will be forwarded to our NE CT MRC Unit Coordinator. You will receive a message with a link to take a brief orientation and quiz.
  • Upon completion, NDDH will contact you to schedule a time to swear you in with the Loyalty Oath. This can take place via teleconference or may be done when you report for duty at a volunteer site.

We hope this information sets you upon the path to contribute your time and talent to our efforts.

 Medical Reserve Corps
Resilient Retirees! Retired physician Dr. John Day vaccinates retired optometrist Dr. Bob McNeil.