When should I notify the RHCC? What should I expect?

To report adversity at your facility or to make a resource request, call 1-866-679-7422.

The NSPA RHCC's Amateur Radio Club Call Sign: KK4PDN
During an activation, we utilize the linked repeater system found here.

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance maintains the Regional Healthcare Coordination Center, 1 of 6 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, designed to coordinate a multi-agency response to a disaster focused on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for Health and Medical related issues.

The RHCC should be activated when an agency has reached  (or anticipates reaching) its capabilities limit and needs assistance from a regional level health and medical support. The RHCC coordinates with Hospitals, Public Health, EMS, Long Term Care, Offices of the Medical Examiner, Mental/Behavioral Health, Medical Volunteers, Offices of Emergency Management and other healthcare related agencies.  The RHCC also maintains relationships with vendors of critical medical supplies and facility equipment.

Not all RHCC requests need to be for disasters!  Many of the region’s resources are available for exercises and training.  Requests to use available assets should be made to the NSPA staff at least two weeks in advance.

Types of assets and services provided by the RHCC:

  • Information Sharing
  • Ventilators
  • Portable Suction Units
  • Water and portable bladders
  • Quick Connect Cord and connector trailer
  • Power Generation Equipment
  • Environmental Heating and Cooling Units
  • Decontamination Supplies
  • Radiological Detection Portal
  • Portable X-Ray
  • Medical Surge Supplies
  • Portable Oxygen Generation Equipment (POGS)
  • Mobile Communications Trailer
  • Mobile Morgue Unit
  • Stabilization and Treatment in Place (STIP) Trailer
  • Training and Exercise Trailer
  • And more.....

RHCC Staff Toolkit (protected)