Previous emergencies have demonstrated that many people have a strong desire to provide assistance during disasters. Limited or delayed access to credentialing information can prevent volunteers from being able to do so. Whether you are a licensed health care provider or a person otherwise willing to volunteer your time and service to help in health and medical response, advance registration in WV REDI can help ensure that you will be identified, cleared, and able to quickly assist.
The West Virginia Responder Emergency Deployment Information (WV REDI) system is a web-based system created to facilitate health and medical response through identification, credentialing and deployment of West Virginians willing to serve in an emergency. The WV REDI system is linked to professional licensing boards enabling rapid confirmation of valid state licenses to practice medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions.
Registration is open to West Virginia's health and medical professionals, as well as others who are willing to help during a health-related emergency or event.
For more information about WV REDI, contact your local health department or Patricia Meadows, Occupational Health Consultant/Volunteer Coordinator at Patricia.A.Meadows@wv.gov
or by calling (304) 558-6900 x 71457; or log onto www.wvredi.org