Supporting and Advocating for Physicians and Physicians-in-training

Our vision is a healthy, connected, and resilient physician community. The Physician Health Program of BC (PHP) offers confidential advocacy, support, and referral assistance for individual physicians and physicians-in-training. PHP also provides wellness initiatives to promote the ongoing health of our physician community. 

PHP supports and assists physicians and physician trainees in overcoming challenging issues that can impact their health and well-being. Issues can include: physical health, mental health and addictions, relationship issues, workplace issues and burnout. 

We also offer a variety of preventative and educational services that address professional and personal issues, such as burnout, stress management, conflict resolution and improving collegiality. 

PHP believes in assisting physicians address issues early. You can access our confidential service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In urgent situations, you can speak with a counsellor immediately. Most callers will be booked as a 1:1 connection with an Intake physician who will provide confidential advocacy, support and referral to appropriate services. 

PHP is working to create and enhance a healthy, resilient physician community. Help is available 24/7 at: 1-800-663-6729.