The vision of the LifeBridge HCMA Foundation Physician Wellness Program (PWP) is to align with HCMA’s mission in advocating for physicians and the health of the communities we serve.
Physician wellness has become a priority issue that is being addressed throughout our country. The unrelenting changes, demanding challenges, and lack of autonomy that physicians can endure cause stress, depression, and burnout. As physicians struggle to find balance between the intense demands of their work and personal lives, their health and longevity, and that of our medical community, is being threatened. The Life Bridge HCMA Foundation PWP provides a safe harbor for members to address life difficulties, especially during this time of uncertainty and challenges due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
The PWP features, among other benefits, completely confidential, convenient, complimentary access to professional psychological services for all HCMA members.
Regardless of membership category, HCMA provides all members up to six (6) complimentary sessions per year, from date of first visit. New applicants will also be eligible; non-members can join online by clicking here: New Member Application.
HCMA contracts with independent, doctorate-level clinical psychologists, licensed mental health counselors and family therapists who have been evaluated by the HCMA Physician Wellness Committee.
Confidential appointments are self-referred and initiated with no medical diagnosis made, no insurance billed, and no electronic records kept. No member identification or notification will be provided to hospitals, employers, the HCMA, or the Board of Medicine. Your identity is never disclosed to others without your consent. Participating providers bill the HCMA Foundation directly with de-identified data.
Although HCMA has vetted the contracting providers for general suitability, qualifications, and Florida licensure to provide services, we do not guarantee their suitability for any particular issue for which an HCMA member may seek therapy. Referrals can be made, by these providers, to psychiatric care for more complex medical needs.
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