Physician and Family Support Program

PFSP is provided through an agreement between AMA and Alberta Health.


1-877-SOS-4MDS (767-4637)

International: 403-930-0529 (you may call collect)

CONFIDENTIAL 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year

The AMA's Physician and Family Support Program provides confidential support and help with personal health issues and enhances the quality of patient care and public safety by promoting health and well-being for the medical profession that cares for all Albertans. Download our program info-sheets.

I need help now

Physicians, residents and medical students need to be able to voluntarily seek help with the assurance of confidentiality. Working with the AMA Physician and Family Support Program is one way to ensure that difficulties can be identified and mitigated before a crisis or concern about patient safety arises.

Physician Health Resources

Visit the links below to access personal and workplace health information for all stages of your career, sorted by subject.

Physicians for Physicians (P4P)

Established by PFSP, the Physician for Physician (P4P) network is a confidential network of family physicians who are willing to take colleagues as patients (when possible) in their practices.

PFSP Services

New to the AMA's Physician and Family Support Program? Want to know more about the process or what to expect when calling in? Watch our series of short informative videos.

PFSP Events

Register for upcoming PFSP events and view recordings and resources from past events.

Alberta Physicians' Poetry and Prose

PFSP recognizes the importance of the emotional and social aspects of physicians' lives in their overall wellness. We invite Alberta physicians in any career stage to send in their original poems/prose to be considered for publication in the PFSP Perspectives column in future issues of Alberta Doctors' Digest.

Physician Wellness #GOAT

Physician Wellness #GOAT is an AMA Physician and Family Support Program initiative that celebrates physicians supporting colleague wellness and who create a more open, supportive and compassionate culture for Alberta physicians.

Substance use disorder

What is substance use disorder (SUD) and how can the AMA's Physician and Family Support Program help Alberta physicians? PFSP and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta have partnered with Dr. Teresa Eliasson to create a video to educate physicians about SUD: what it is, how to identify it and where to seek help.

Dr. Marnie Hinton Resident Award for Physician Wellness

The Dr. Marnie Hinton Award for Resident Physician Health sponsored by the Alberta Medical Association's Physician and Family Support Program with a generous donation by Bennett Jones LLP, is awarded annually to medical residents who have demonstrated interest in physician health.

PFSP e-book

The PFSP e-book – The Well-Being of Medical Relationships: Striking a Balance with Your Spouse, Colleagues & Self – by Sara Taylor, BSc, MD, CCFP – is a helpful resource for physicians to refer to for assistance with developing and maintaining healthy, happy personal and professional relationships.

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