Medical Reserve Corps

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-8641
TTY 711

10777 Main Street, Suite 320
Fairfax, VA 22030

Paula Rosca, MPA,
Medical Reserve Corps Program Coordinator

Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps

When the big one hits, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers may be called on to provide emergency assistance, like staffing medication dispensing sites, shelters or vaccination clinics. You do not have to be a doctor or nurse, or even have a medical background, to become a volunteer with the MRC. Any skill you bring to our program is critical in an emergency response, and we can use it to assist our communities in times of need.

Fairfax MRC Through Time

Whether assisting the Health Department with its daily operations, providing community outreach and support in our community flu clinics, participating in MRC exercises and training opportunities, or responding to emergencies, Fairfax MRC volunteers have invested so many hours in promoting health in the community and ensuring that families are safer and better prepared for emergencies in the Fairfax communities. Get a glimpse into our program and the wonderful people who make up our team.

Who We Are

Fairfax MRC is a volunteer program designed to increase the ability of our public health system to help our community when disaster strikes. The MRC Program was created after President Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The program now has 190,000+ volunteers, and Fairfax MRC is one of more than 900 units nationwide. The MRC is made up of medical and non-medical personnel who serve as volunteers to respond to natural disasters and man-made emergencies, as well as support the Health Department’s daily operations as needed.

If you want to become an MRC volunteer but live outside Fairfax County, contact the National Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.

What We Do

MRC volunteers perform the following functions and more to ensure the safety and well-being of Fairfax communities:

  • Assisting in emergency response during a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or disease outbreak.
  • Staffing exercises to test local capacity to quickly dispense medicines in an emergency.
  • Operating flu clinics to reduce spread to vulnerable populations.
  • Educating the public on personal preparedness.
  • Provide support for daily operations of the Health Department as needed.

How We Do It

Fairfax MRC engages volunteers in a variety of volunteer activities, such as free trainings, drills and exercises and actual emergency response activations, with the purpose of developing a cadre of highly skilled volunteers available to strengthen public health, enhance emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. Fairfax MRC regards each of our volunteers as an important asset, not only to the MRC program, but to the well-being of the entire National Capital Region.

Training and Exercises

Trainings and exercises help MRC volunteers better understand the Health Department’s mission and prepares them for public health emergency response roles.

Daily Public Health Support

MRC volunteers support the daily operations of the Fairfax County Health Department as needed.

Community Outreach

MRC volunteers provide information on disease prevention and emergency preparedness to help build a healthy and resilient community.

Emergency Response and Special Events

Fairfax MRC directly supports the Fairfax County Health Department during public health emergencies.