Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Overview

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone:  (214) 819-2834

The U.S. Congress established the Medical Reserve Corps in 2003 as one of the volunteer agencies within the United States Citizen Corps. The MRC functions under the auspices of the office of the U.S. Surgeon General. The Dallas County MRC looks for both licensed medical and non-medical volunteers. 

Mission Statement

To help ensure community resiliency by recruiting and training local volunteers to supplement public health emergencies and medical response during disasters in Dallas County.

Medical & Public Health Support Activities

The Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) provides supplemental support to a variety of local public health initiatives such as school, civic, and faith-based sponsored health fairs, back-up support of immunization clinics and vaccination campaigns, epidemiology staff support during disease outbreaks, and community-wide public health education campaigns.

Community Partnerships

The Dallas County MRC actively seeks new partnerships among local emergency response agencies and the medical and mental health communities. In addition, MRC functions cooperatively with three contiguous county MRC units (Tarrant, Denton, and Collin) with plans that facilitate sharing of volunteers during emergency deployments.


Medical Reserve Corps / Public Health Preparedness
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway
5th Floor, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75207


(214) 819-1922


Fundamentals of Preparedness

This community outreach program sponsored by the Dallas County MRC emphasizes the importance of being prepared for catastrophic local disasters or other public health emergencies. The program’s sixteen fundamental steps to preparedness, along with various hazard descriptions and helpful hints, can be found here:

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Dallas County MRC volunteers come from all walks of life and are skilled and experienced in an array of other backgrounds. 

As a local MRC volunteer you will be asked to train to help set up and operate temporary emergency clinics to dispense mass quantities of antibiotics, vaccinations, or other medications during a local public health emergency. You will also train to support emergency medical response to mass sheltering operations. 

Additional Information


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