Physicians Benevolent Fund

For Five Decades, Texas Physicians Have Helped Care for Physicians - 06/12/2019

Since 1961, the Texas Medical Association’s Physicians Benevolent Fund has provided assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times because of poverty, sickness, disability, accident, or other circumstances. Beginning this year, the newly established PBF Wellness Fund is available for qualified physicians who cannot afford treatment for depression, substance-abuse disorders, or other impairments.


PBF Wellness Fund - 05/21/2019

The Physician Health and Rehabilitation (PHR) Assistance Fund was established in 1983. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to physicians who cannot afford treatment for depression, substance use disorders, or other potentially impairing conditions.


Help Care For Texas Physicians In Need - 08/09/2018

Since 1961, the Texas Medical Association Physicians Benevolent Fund has provided assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times because of poverty, sickness, disability, accident, or other circumstances. With your help, the fund can continue to take care of the family of medicine.


Financial Assistance Available to Rebuild Practices Damaged by Harvey - 11/15/2017

Thanks to the generosity of physicians and organizations throughout Texas and the United States, physicians who are rebuilding their medical practice in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey can apply for financial assistance through TMA’s Disaster Relief Program.


TMA Helps Nine More Practices Affected by Harvey - 11/02/2017

TMA’s Disaster Relief Fund has awarded another $83,000 to nine additional practices damaged by Hurricane Harvey.


TMA Awards Nearly $350,000 to Harvey-Affected Physicians - 11/01/2017

The TMA Disaster Relief Program has awarded a total of $341,600 to 28 practices that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey during the first round of application reviews.


Medicaid Claims Deadline for Harvey-Affected Areas Extended to 120 Days - 09/20/2017

Thanks again to advocacy efforts by the Texas Medical Association (TMA), the deadline for physicians to file Medicaid claims with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) for non-emergency services to patients affected by Hurricane Harvey has been extended to 120 days from the date of service, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) said Wednesday. TMA had requested the standard 95-day deadline be pushed back.


New Medicaid/CHIP Guidance on Pharmacy, Medication Policies Available - 09/19/2017

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has further updated a frequently asked questions document related to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy changes related to Hurricane Harvey.


Hear From Texas Physicians, Dentists, and Veterinarians at Harvey Recovery Symposium - 09/18/2017

Houston cardiologist and former Texas Medical Association President Tom Garcia, MD, will speak on physician response to Hurricane Harvey and TMA’s fundraising efforts at a recovery symposium in Houston on Saturday.