Physicians dedicate their lives to helping their patients, but sometimes physicians are the ones who find themselves in need of care.
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.
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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 makes a difference for physicians, and can even help them rebuild their home and family, career, or practice.
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.
PBF provides financial assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times and cannot meet their day-to-day needs. Through the years, the fund has helped physicians who are elderly and no longer practicing medicine, become disabled or ill, and are widowed and raising families.
Your gift provides monthly, life-saving support when physicians face adversity beyond their control. In times of personal crisis, this fund provides relief from mounting healthcare bills, basic utilities, living expenses, and other necessities.
PBF Wellness Fund provides financial assistance to licensed Texas physicians who cannot afford short-term treatment for wellness issues potentially affecting their ability to practice medicine safely. Funds also may cover the family's household expenses while the physician is receiving treatment.
Your gift can help physicians rebuild their career during a difficult time.
When natural disaster strikes, TMA’s PBF Disaster Relief Fund provides financial support to help Texas physicians recover and rebuild. The fund activates upon Federal disaster declarations, such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Rita.
Your donations allow TMA to respond quickly to aid physicians after Mother Nature delivers a blow.
Confidential Applicant Questionnaire
Applications are reviewed by The Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee in May and September, with emergency cases considered in the interim. If eligible, a home visit is scheduled to determine extent of need and the best supports.
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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.
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