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Eastern Shore Medical Reserve Corps ( 239 )

The Eastern Shore MRC unit was established by Accomack County and serves Accomack and Northampton Counties, in addition to the Town of Chincoteague. The MRC has over 150 medical and non-medical professionals who have acted on a desire to volunteer their time and expertise during emergencies. The mission of the Eastern Shore MRC within the Eastern Shore Health District is to engage health care professionals and non-medical support staff in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating emergencies, disasters, and pressing public health needs. The ESMRC has promoted this mission, established its policies, procedures, and protocols regarding operations and conducted recruiting initiatives within the medical community and the community at large. The unit provides staffing at Point of Dispensing clinics during mass immunization/prophylaxis campaigns. The Eastern Shore MRC has teamed up with the county health department to assist them in staffing their seasonal flu clinics. Volunteers work with local emergency management to provide first aid units at community events and as needed to augment the stresses put on local EMS. The ESMRC is active in public health preparedness education programs for individuals in schools, churches, and community organizations, instructing them how and when to prepare for a disaster. The unit recruits members for its MRC by making presentations and/or delivering brochures to public buildings, Citizen Corps meetings, meetings of professional organizations, mailings, health fairs, and other community gatherings. The unit has developed a core curriculum based on the suggested MRC core competencies. We encourage all prospective volunteers to register with the ESMRC by going to, and selecting "online application" for Eastern Shore MRC. Please contact Ellen Archer, MRC Coordinator at 757-302-4266 for further information or assistance.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:


Accomack County , Northampton County

Jurisdiction Notes :
Town of Chincoteague

Sponsoring Organization:
Eastern Shore Health District


Unit Information:
23191 Front St.
P.O. Box 177
Accomac, VA 23301

Contact Information:
Ellen Archer
P.O. Box 177
23191 Front Street
(757) 302-4266
Accomac, VA 23191

Unit Volunteers (176 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 15
Physician Assistants 2
Nurse Practitioners 5
Nurses 46
Pharmacists 10
Dentists 1
Veterinarians 1
Mental Health Professionals 4
EMS Professionals 11
Respiratory Therapists 1
Other Public Health/Medical 10
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 70

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