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What is the difference between PHMP and PFSP?

Posted June 4, 2020

Although both programs are confidential, offering support to physicians, residents and medical students with health conditions, there are some differences.

CPSA’s Physician Health Monitoring Program (PHMP):

  • Is available for health conditions affecting medical practice
  • Will connect with physicians directly and may ask for more information from treating practitioners
  • Will refer physicians for an assessment, if needed (fitness to practice)
  • Will administer monitoring when recommended by assessors

The Alberta Medical Association’s Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP): 

  • Voluntary program offering support for health and wellness concerns
  • Offers a 24/7 assistance line for physicians and eligible family members
  • Provides confidential support and access to qualified therapists
  • Case Coordination (CC) services are available for more complex health concerns
  • May provide financial assistance to CC clients for assessments or treatment

However, with your consent, both PHMP and PFSP can work together to provide you the best support possible.