OPHP assists physicians, residents, physician assistants, anesthesiology assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, EFDAs, optometrists, veterinarians, chiropractors, students of all affiliated healthcare fields, and others with issues impacting their health and well-being.
Healthcare providers are not only advocates for the health of their patients, they are also important guardians of the health of their peers and themselves. Due to the shame and stigma associated with medical conditions that may affect one’s ability to practice safely, healthcare providers are often hesitant to seek help for their fellow providers or themselves. It is imperative that healthcare professionals are motivated to seek treatment, have access to appropriate resources, and are provided a supportive environment for their recovery.
OPHP offers confidential assistance to physicians and other healthcare professionals who may be affected by mental, emotional and behavioral illness, substance-related and addictive disorders, or other issues impacting their health and well-being. OPHP coordinates evaluation and treatment, facilitates interventions, provides comprehensive monitoring services, and delivers educational presentations throughout Ohio. OPHP operates independently from all regulatory agencies and provides confidential services to the fullest extent allowed by law. OPHP believes that early intervention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring offers the best opportunity for a successful outcome and help to protect patient safety. OPHP provides these services as a therapeutic alternative to discipline.