The Catastrophic Medical Operations Center (CMOC) is a collaboration of healthcare, special needs, EMS transportation, and public health specialists working together under a NIMS compliant structure within the Unified Area Command to address ESF 8 services of a multi-geographical region.
The CMOC is the operational arm of the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition and serves 25 counties, 277 cities, and a population of over 9.3 million Texas residents. The CMOC region includes over 180 hospitals and more than 900 nursing homes.
It can be activated 24/7 by calling the Harris County Office of Homeland Security at 713-426-9508 and requesting “activation of the CMOC”
CMOC must be activated by an authorized governmental entity. If your facility needs to activate the CMOC, you can call 713-426-9508 to request activation. The CMOC will coordinate with your local Office of Emergency Management to ensure proper activation and support.