What is the Ready Responders Program?

 The Ready Responders are an elite and mobile cadre of
primary care clinicians who help respond to medical
emergencies nationwide.

When not responding to major medical crises, these providers practice in health professional shortage areas across America.

Those accepted into the Ready Responders program receive all the benefits of serving in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

What are the benefits?

  • Compensation, which varies depending on many factors 
  • Special professional pay
  • 30 days paid annual leave
  • Tax-free allowances for housing and food 
  • Malpractice coverage under the Federal Torts Claims Act 
  • Non-contributory pension plan
  • Non-contributory health care benefits for the active-duty officer 
  • Department of Defense benefits 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits 
  • Duty travel and transportation expenses paid  by the Federal government

Who is eligible to participate?

 Applicants should be U.S. citizens and are a Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 Applicants need to:

 lReview basic eligibility requirements by going to the NHSC’s Web site at:
lSubmit an NHSC Ready Responders application.

 What is the service obligation?

 Ready Responders must serve a 3-year tour of duty, in HPSA communities, as Commissioned Officers in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.