PBF Wellness Fund

The Physicians Benevolent Fund offers financial assistance through the newly established PBF Wellness Fund - previously the Physician Health and Rehabilitation (PHR) Assistance Fund. 


  • To provide financial assistance to licensed Texas physicians who cannot afford treatment for depression, substance use disorders, or other potentially impairing conditions.
  • Assistance may also be available for household expenses while the physician is receiving treatment.  


  • All applicants must complete a confidential questionnaire containing personal financial information to be considered.  
  • The Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF) Committee reviews all requests for financial assistance.


Your contribution to the PBF Wellness Fund can make a difference in a physician’s life. Financial support may help rebuild a colleague’s career during a very difficult time. 

All monies contributed to the TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. 

  • Donate online; or
  • By texting the word CARING to 56512; or
  • Make your donation payable to PBF Wellness Fund and mail to:
        TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund
        401 W. 15th St., Ste 100
        Austin, TX 78701-1680


“The Assistance Fund is meant to allow physicians the dignity of getting back on their feet. I am really grateful the fund was there when I needed it.”

 Contact Information

If you or someone you know needs assistance,  email pbf[at]texmed[dot]org for more information. 


Last Updated On

May 21, 2019

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