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 and referrals make 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.
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.
PBF Confidential Application
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 need and best supports.
Wellness Fund Confidential Application
Financial assistance is available to applicants during treatment for conditions impairing their well-being. Funds also may cover household expenses while a physician is receiving treatment.
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Major Donor of The Physicians Benevolent Fund
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