Wildfire burning in forest
Written by Cameron Brine, Vice President, Employee Experience

As a result of the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province, the Emergency Health Provider Registry is now open to volunteers.

Last week, the government of British Columbia declared a Provincial State of Emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across the province. With the potential for more wildfires, Health Emergency Management BC has activated the provincial Emergency Health Provider Registry.

Health authority staffing departments across the province may now access the registry to deploy health care providers to affected areas. While there is no immediate need for staff, the registry is being activated to prepare for potential staffing challenges in the near future.

How to register

Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who are interested in helping can join the Emergency Health Provider Registry by calling HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1. Sign up is completely voluntary.

HealthLink BC will ask for some basic information about you, including your training, qualifications and availability. When you’re needed, you will get a call from Staffing Services or Medical Affairs Department to see if you are still available. If you are, your supervisor will need to approve your assignment. We will work with you to arrange your assignment, including travel, accommodation and compensation.

Questions?

For more information review the frequently asked questions.


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