In this difficult time, the Foundation, PHP and LifeGuard staff members are committed to meeting your needs virtually. You may reach us the following ways…

Foundation Staff: Phone: (717) 558-7750 or (800) 228-7823 and Email: 
PHP Staff:
Phone: (866) 747-2255 or (717) 558-7819, Friday (emergency calls only) Phone: (717) 558-7817, Fax: (855) 933-2605 and Email:
LifeGuard Staff: Phone: 717-909-2590, Fax: (855) 943-3361 and Email: 

Additional resource: Face COVID – How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris


Message from Dr. Hall

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is focused on you. In 2019, we helped you build resilience in your profession, assisted you in finding solutions to stress and burnout and provided opportunities to learn wellness strategies.

The challenges we face together in the future are great; but working together, we are stronger. Throughout our programs and services, your well-being is our greatest priority:

  • Student Financial Services provide medical students with scholarships and low-interest loans to help ease the financial burden of medical education. We ensure the next generation of medicine in Pennsylvania is able to start their careers with a focus on their patients – not their bills.
  • The Physicians’ Health Program provides support for eligible medical professionals during life’s most challenging moments. We guide those struggling with substance use disorders, mental health issues or behavioral concerns to a journey of healing and wellness.
  • Our LifeGuard program provides nationally recognized clinical competency assessment. Whether a physician is looking to return to the practice of medicine or their clinical competency is called into question, LifeGuard provides a personalized approach that is fair and unbiased.

These programs and services would not be possible without the generous support from donors like you. We rely on gifts large and small to continue to provide the support and care for physicians at all stages of their careers. Every donation makes a difference. The impact of your generosity will last generations.

Please consider making a gift to the Foundation today. As 2019 comes to a close, we are thankful for your support. Now, more than ever, we need you. Together, we can make a positive impact on medical professionals across Pennsylvania for many years to come.


Virginia E. Hall, MD, FACOG, FACP

Board Chair, The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society