For more than 35 years, International Medical Corps has provided emergency medical relief and assistance to people around the world affected by conflict, disaster and disease, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance.
To help meet a rising need for disaster response in the US, International Medical Corps offers robust domestic response capacity that can quickly provide health and medical care to affected jurisdictions. We maintain Mission Ready Packages that enable rapid response to meet the medical surge needs of local jurisdictions, typically within 24 to 72 hours.
As of June 5, there were 1,965,708 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 111,390 deaths from the disease, in the United States. International Medical Corps is responding to the outbreak of coronavirus and COVID-19 in the US and globally, providing expertise, equipment, training, and triage and treatment services. Our multi-pronged approach, which ensures that at-risk countries and regions are able to prepare for and respond to potential outbreaks of the coronavirus, prioritizes areas where the disease has spread or where healthcare systems and populations are particularly vulnerable.
In the Chicago area, International Medical Corps has deployed emergency medical field units, PPE and other medical supplies, and volunteer clinicians to Vista Medical Center East, in Waukegan, and to UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, in Harvey. Vista will use the field units to expand triage capabilities, improve patient flow and keep COVID-19 patients separated from other patients, while Ingalls will use the units to further support expanded COVID-19 community testing. At both facilities, volunteers will help alleviate potential workforce strain due to increased demands and patient volumes.