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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NDMS Stories from the Field

Healthcare professionals from the National Disaster Medical System take action when natural or manmade disasters and other public health emergencies impact a community’s health care system.

NDMS responders have answered the call to protect the health and safety of Americans in disaster situations from hurricanes to wildfires, and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, from administering COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and therapeutics to addressing patient surges that overwhelm local, state, tribal, and territorial health care facilities.


COVID Timeline Meet Our Responders



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  • This page last reviewed: May 26, 2021