Home  |  Contacts

About Us Programs Board/Staff Donations Publications

Counseling Available For

  • Substance use disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Mental Health
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Physical Illness

Disclosure Statement

The Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, whose mission is “To facilitate the health and wellness of healthcare professionals in order to enhance public safety.” The Ohio Physicians Health Program relies on the generosity of professional colleagues and other supporters to continue this important work.

 

OPHP has been awarded a 2014 grant from the Karl P. Reiser Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Columbus Foundation

Program Overview

The Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP) is a confidential resource that assists with identification, intervention, referral, monitoring, and recovery documentation of physicians and other healthcare professionals who may be affected by substance use disorders or other issues impacting their health and well-being. OPHP provides recovery documentation, education, support, and advocacy; from evaluation, through treatment and recovery.

Through its commitment to the health and well-being of Ohio’s physicians and other healthcare professionals, OPHP contributes to the health, safety, and welfare of all the citizens of Ohio.

Our Mission

“To facilitate the health and wellness of healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care and safety.”

Confidentiality

OPHP accepts referrals from any source including physician peers, self, professional colleagues, hospitals, medical staffs, office staffs, regulatory agencies, attorneys, treatment centers, family, and friends. OPHP protects the confidentiality and anonymity of program participants and referral sources.

Ohio's "One-Bite" Rule

The Ohio Physicians Health Program aims to get information out to healthcare professionals regarding Ohio’s “One-Bite” rule. In 1987, the Ohio General Assembly carved out a one time “one-bite” exception for residents and physicians that allow them to escape the State Medical Board of Ohio intervention, and excuse anyone from reporting their impairment, so long as they complete treatment at a board approved treatment provider, maintain uninterrupted sobriety, violated no other provisions of the Ohio Medical Practice Act, and adhere to all other statutory requirements. OPHP specializes in providing post treatment monitoring, recovery documentation services, and advocacy for physicians and other healthcare professionals that qualify for Ohio’s “One-Bite” rule.

For more information on Ohio’s One-Bite Rule, click here to contact us.

 
Copyright 2006-2014 © Ohio Physicians Health Program. All rights reserved.