Volunteer as a Health Care Worker
North Carolina has built a medical response capability through the state’s health care coalitions that can augment all levels of care to citizens affected by a disaster event, such as COVID-19. The capability includes medical supplies and equipment, as well as volunteer health care and medical professionals who are willing to deploy to affected areas or facilities to provide patient care.
This response is provided through the State Medical Response System, which recruits and manages volunteers in the following areas:
- Clinical (physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, EMS)
- Clinical support (pharmacy, imaging and respiratory care)
- Non-clinical support (facility maintenance, safety and administrative)
We are also asking volunteers to provide medical supplies if they are able, including personal protective equipment.
If you can volunteer, please register though the N.C. Training, Exercise and Response Management System (NC TERMS) at https://terms.ncem.org/TRS.
- Once you create a personal profile, you will need to access the Request for Team Membership from the response profile page.
- Click Join a Team, then select ESF8 – Public Health and Medical Services.
- Select COVID-19 Medical Response Volunteers.
- Select the team you wish to join, and click Request Membership.
As your help to respond to the evolving COVID-19 crisis, you will be vetted then onboarded through Temporary Solutions, the temporary staffing agency of the N.C. Office of Human Resources prior to assignment.
According to N.C. General Statute 166A, individuals providing health care services as part of a State Medical Assistance Team designated by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services will be considered an “emergency management worker” and will be subject to the Immunity and Liability provisions outlined in 166A-19.60.