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Support Services for Physicians and their Families

Province-Wide

Alberta Medical Association Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP)
Offers confidential help with personal and professional issues. Call the 24-hour support line at
1-877-SOS-4MDS.

 

Alberta Health Services Employee Assistance Program (EFAP)
Provides 24/7 immediate and confidential support for physicians, residents, students, and interns paid as staff by AHS. Call 1-877-273-3131.
 

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) 
Physician advisors are available to help members understand, navigate, and cope with the stress of daily practice and medical-legal issues. Call 1-800-267-6522.
 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region 
Provides confidential, non-judgmental intervention, emotional support, and resources to people who are in distress, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers. The 24-hour distress line is available 7 days a week at 780-482-4357.

Distress Centre Calgary
Provides 24-hour confidential counselling to Calgary and Southern Alberta. 24-hour help is available at 403-266-HELP.

University of Alberta

Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing
The OAW looks after issues pertaining to learner and staff health, wellbeing and advocacy. To book an appointment, call
780-492-3092.

 

Staff Assistance Program (EFAP)
The EFAP is a service designed to support individuals in dealing with personal, family or work related issues. All University of Alberta faculty and staff have access to the EFAP services.
To make an appointment, call 780-428-7587 (
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).

University of Calgary

Office of Professionalism, Equity, and Diversity 
The Cumming School of Medicine's OPED works collaboratively to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and professionalism.
For concerns relating to mental health, conflict resolution, or other issues, please contact Dr. Pamela Chu at 
OPED@ucalgary.ca (confidential email).

For general inquiries, call 403-210-6424.

 Homewood Health Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
The EFAP is a confidential service available to University of Calgary employees and their dependents at no cost, to help manage work and personal life.

Homewood Health offers counselling, coaching, resources, information and support for all types of issues relating to mental health, health management and achieving greater personal and workplace wellbeing.

Call 1-800-663-1142, 24/7 to book appointments, or access immediate help.

Other resources offered university and faculty-wide include:

Other Provincial Physician Health Programs

Not from Alberta? A list of contacts for provincial physician health programs is available on the Canadian Medical Association's website.

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