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Gov. Newsom Announces California Health Corps

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the opening of additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19. In order to ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, Gov. Newsom is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register for the California Health Corps.

California is calling for:

  • Physicians (MD, DO), including medical students
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses (RN, LVN, CNA), including nursing students
  • Behavioral health professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Medical assistants
  • Emergency medical technicians

Members of the California Health Corps will be paid for their services and will be given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but Cal Health Corps will try to match your geographical preferences.

To be eligible for COVID-19 emergency medical staffing roles, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Have a valid driver’s license or passport, and a social security card
  • Have a valid California License for clinical practice (if you are a MD, DO, etc.) 
  • OR are a medical student or nursing student 
  • Have no negative licensure/certification actions (for licensed/certified professionals)

To sign up, visit covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/.