Since 1961, TMA's Physicians Benevolent Fund has helped physicians by offering financial assistance – during times of dire financial need, for treatment or disabling conditions, and when natural disasters strike.
Donate to PBF
– Nancy Thorne Foster, MD, Chair, The Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee.
PBF offers financial support when physicians fall on hard times because of poverty, an accident, impairing conditions, hurricane, or other circumstances. PBF helps recipients with personal expenses such as rent/mortgage and utilities – as well as with treatment for depression, substance use, and other potentially impairing conditions. Following declared natural disasters, physicians can secure funds to restore their practices.
Your support and referrals make a difference for physicians, and can even help them rebuild their home and family, career, or practice.
Refer a friend confidentially by email.
Make a Donation
We can't predict who will need help next, so please consider donating today to one of three charitable funds set up to help Texas physicians.
Your gift can help physicians rebuild their career during a difficult time.
Your donations allow TMA to respond quickly to aid physicians after Mother Nature delivers a blow.
Applications are reviewed by The Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee in Spring and Fall, with emergency cases considered in the interim. Eligible applicants are required to complete an interview with the program director.
Applications are reviewed by The Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee to determine eligibility. Approved applicants may receive financial assistance for up to six months, dependent upon need.
Complete Wellness Fund Details
Physicians dedicate their lives to helping patients, but sometimes physicians are the ones who find themselves in need of care.
Refer a Friend Confidentially
The PBF is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your charitable contribution(s) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by federal law. Gifts may be in the form of honoraria or memorials.
Mail contributions to:
The Physicians Benevolent FundATTN: Finance DepartmentTexas Medical Association401 W. 15th St.Austin, Texas 78701-1680
If you live outside the country and wish to make a donation, please click here or call (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1602.
Thank you to the TMA Alliance for annual support of PBF.
As TMA president, Dr. Owen established TMA’s Physicians Benevolent Fund in 1961.
Meet May Owen, MD
The TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness provides educational resources to encourage health and well-being for physicians, residents, and medical students.
For more information regarding The Physicians’ Benevolent Fund and its programs, please contact:
Chris JohnsonTexas Medical Association401 W. 15th StreetAustin, TX 78701-1680
(800) 880-1300, ext. 1602(512) 370-1602
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