Since 1961, Texas Medical Association's Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF) has helped Texas physicians and their families in need. Each month, the fund helps recipients with personal expenses such as rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance, medical bills, clothing, and food. Some recipients are elderly and not practicing medicine, some are disabled or ill, and some are widowed and raising families.
More than $3.9 million has been given in assistance payments to over 750 physicians and their families since PBF was established with a $2,500 donation from the late May Owen, MD, a Fort Worth pathologist and past president of TMA.
Physicians dedicate their lives to helping their patients, but sometimes it’s the physician who finds themselves in need of care.
We can never predict who will be the next one of us needing help, so please consider donating today to one of three charitable funds set up to help Texas physicians experiencing personal hardship, battling health conditions of their own, or rebuilding their medical practice after a natural disaster.
Charitable donations to all Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF) programs are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by federal law.
PBF remains alive today because of the generosity of TMA members willing to share financially with less fortunate colleagues and families. PBF is a 501(c)(3) organization; therefore, your charitable contribution(s) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by federal law and may be in the form of honoraria or memorials.
Contributions are accepted online with the link provided at the top of this page or mailed 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
All applicants must complete a confidential questionnaire containing personal financial information to be considered.
Applications are reviewed by members of The Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee each May and September, with the committee acting on emergency cases in the interim.
If eligible, a home visit is scheduled to determine extent of need and offer alternate resources.
Eligibility criteria include:
Physicians helping physicians
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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