Without treatment and engagement in recovery, a substance use disorder can be a life-threatening illness. Early detection of substance use disorders can mean the difference between life and death. For more than 30 years, the Physicians’ Health Program (PHP) has provided support and advocacy to physicians, dentists and other eligible health care professionals suffering from a substance use disorder, mental illness or behavioral concerns that impact their ability to practice their chosen profession safely. If you or someone you know is battling with a substance use disorder or mental illness, call the PHP today.
The Physicians' Health Program (PHP), a program of The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, provides support and advocacy to physicians and other eligible health care professionals struggling with a substance use disorder, mental illness or behavioral concerns that impact their ability to practice their chosen profession safely.
For those entering the PHP, the first step is an assessment. If needed, we will help the participant find appropriate treatment, and offer monitoring services. For those involved in the PHP program, we are able to provide advocacy when necessary. For more information about PHP services, refer to each of the following benchmarks: