Disaster Healthcare Volunteer

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Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Information

The Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV) program is a statewide system used to manage and mobilize licensed healthcare providers in response to large-scale public health emergencies. Registered volunteers may be called to assist the community in the event of an emergency, such infectious disease outbreaks or natural disasters. DHVs consist of licensed health care and behavioral health professionals including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, medical technicians, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, psychiatric technicians and allied professions such as veterinarians, coroners and medical examiners.  In addition, non-medical community members who desire to serve as volunteers in our community are encouraged to register.

The system is part of a national effort to ensure that volunteer medical professionals can be quickly identified and their credentials checked so that they can be utilized in the event of a public health emergency.

For more information

the local DHV Coordinator.

How to Register?

You should have information about your license and contact information available in order to complete the registration process.

  1. Log on to California's DHV website
  2. Click on "Register Now" (located at the bottom of the page.)  You may stop the registration process at any time.

The entire process should take about ten minutes.

NOTE: Only officials involved in the maintenance of the system or the deployment of volunteers will have access to the information in the system. The information will not be sold, shared  or otherwise be made available to other parties.