Clinician Matching Network

Hospital staffing support available for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists with increasing pressure on hospital systems and clinicians, the Clinician Matching Network can help with finding physician resources needed. Hospital systems experiencing high demand can quickly and easily apply for assistance using the clinician request form.

The Clinician Matching Network pairs volunteer doctors with hospitals based on their need. This program combines the resources of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Thoracic Society (ATS), and partners with PA Consulting.

How do I participate?

If you are a clinician seeking to assist your colleagues and provide treatment in a high need area, submit your application for placement here.*

Clinician Matching Network Placement Form

If you represent a hospital and are authorized to approve staff placements, complete the form specifying your needs.*

Clinician Matching Network Request Form


The Clinician Matching Network is a national-level clearinghouse designed to match qualified health care providers with hospitals in need of assistance during times of crisis. Since its inception in March 2020, more than 500 placements have been made to hospitals in need.

How does the Clinician Matching Network work?

The Clinician Matching Network leverages the CHEST Analytics platform to streamline the submission process that reduces lag time between matching a clinician offering assistance with a hospital in need.

Hospitals specify their needs and their requirements through a simple online process. Clinicians are then placed accordingly, matching their skills and availability to the needs of the hospital, eliminating double bookings or mismatches that can use up precious time and resources.

What happens after I complete the form?

First, you will receive an email confirming your application has been received. Leveraging the abilities of the CHEST Analytic platform, the information submitted on the form is compiled, and a match is made. The match information is sent to the hospital and the clinician. The process is now in the hands of the hospital for follow-up and selection of the best clinician matches.

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and PA Consulting teamed together to create the Clinician Matching Network. To broaden the clinician base, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and American Society of Anesthesiologists joined the network. Read more about the development of this service.

Nationwide clinician-to-hospital matching system launched in response to an overwhelming need for assistance in current and emerging COVID-19 hotspots

For more information, updates and resources from CHEST on COVID-19

*IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: In submitting the application, you consent to our sharing your information with any of the healthcare providers participating in the Clinician Matching Network ("Network"). You also affirm that: (1) all of the information provided by you is true and correct and may be relied upon by participating providers, (2) you assume the risks of exposure to novel coronavirus and development of COVID-19 disease as a result of your deployment via the Network, and (3) you are solely responsible for determining whether you are eligible to practice in the state where the provider is located. The sponsors of the Network (American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and PA Consulting) are not responsible for a provider's decision to accept or reject your offer to volunteer. If you "match" with a provider, you are solely responsible for making all arrangements for deployment and providing all information that may be required by the provider. Matching (or failure to match) through the Network does not constitute an offer of employment. The sponsors of the Network disclaim all liability with respect to your participation in the Network.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: The sponsors of the Clinician Matching Network (American College of CHEST Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and PA Consulting) make no representations regarding the truth or accuracy of information provided by physicians participating in the Network or their qualifications or credentials to provide the medical services you are seeking. The sponsors of the Network disclaim all liability with respect to your institution's participation in the Network.

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