To access VRP program information for volunteers, please click here.
The Volunteer and Retired Providers Program (VRP) supports healthcare volunteerism in Washington State by paying malpractice insurance premiums for licensed healthcare volunteers providing care to underserved patients.
The VRP Program reduces barriers to healthcare volunteerism. Many healthcare professionals do not have malpractice insurance that also covers their volunteer work. The VRP Program provides them with malpractice insurance so that they can care for clients in free and charitable clinics, rural health clinic, federally qualified community health centers, and other sites. The VRP Program also covers license renewal fees for those who only use their license for volunteer work (such as retirees). All professional license costs are covered (other than late fees and testing fees).
The insurance is claims made and covers $1,000,000 per incident, $5,000,000 aggregate. Professionally employed healthcare providers with site-specific malpractice insurance coverage are eligible for this benefit.
To access VRP Program benefits, you must be a VRP-approved site. VRP-approved sites:
To become a VRP-approved site, please fill out the Site Application Form. Please note: you do not have to be a WHAA member to apply for the VRP Program.
If you have any questions about becoming an approved site, get in touch with us.
For more information on the VRP Program, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Need to recruit volunteers? We have two versions of our Volunteer and Retired Providers Program brochure to help: a customizable Word version and a printable PDF. Please see the below instructions to print.
All brochures need to be printed as PDFs. Choose "Print on Both Sides to Flip on Short Edge" for all cases.
If you are using the Microsoft Word version to add your clinic logo, please save the file as a PDF, and follow the above printing instructions.
Looking for free and low cost continuing education resources for your volunteers? Here's a few:
Please contact us if you need support or have any questions at all. We're here to help!
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance, VRP Program
PO Box 14506
Seattle, WA 98114
Phone number: (267) 713-9422
Fax number: (206) 260-8859