The Framework

The practice of medicine is a highly stressful occupation.  Doctors carry a relatively high degree of emotional stress, but seek help to a lesser degree and at a later stage than other professional groups.  This can be deleterious for them, their families and their patients.

The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland Physician Wellness Program addresses the barriers that typically prevent physicians from getting the help they need.  The purpose of the Program is to create a safe harbor where physicians can seek the help they need and deserve. 

The Program provides counseling services that are tailored to physicians' needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician, confidential, free, private and minimally constrained by record keeping.

Program Features

  • Appointment hours are flexible with physicians' schedules in mind. Urgent appointments are available
  • No diagnosis is made; no insurance is billed; no electronic records created
  • Psychologists are experienced in counseling physicians and offer east side and west side locations
  • Free to all Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • No information disclosed to others without the physician's written consent
  • No role in disciplinary or fitness-for-duty evaluation


To make an appointment
or leave a confidential message, 
please call our Private Wellness Line at 

(503) 764-5663

Urgent Matters

For urgent needs, please call your County Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline:

Clackamas  (503) 655-8585
(503) 988-4888
Washington  (503) 291-9111

to our generous donors for supporting
the Physician Wellness Program!

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PO Box 19388, Portland, OR 97280
Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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