Faculty members who are interested in information or help with substance abuse, addiction, excessive stress, depression, anxiety, divorce or other issues of psychological or physical impairment in themselves or others can find links to resources for assistance with these issues.

UCSF Resources

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UCSF Student Health Services provides a variety of references and programs for assisting students. Vist their website.

UCSF Physician Well-Being Committee

The UCSF Physician Well-Being Committee is dedicated to recognizing and offering assistance to staff and physicians who have problems with substance abuse or physical and mental illness which impair their ability to practice safely and effectively. Confidentiality will be assured if possible, depending upon the severity of the situation and the immediate risk to patient safety. If you are anxious about making the first call, you may contact the committee initially, just to learn more about how the committee can offer help.

To contact the Physician Well-Being Committee Chair,
call the Medical Staff Office: (415) 885-7268
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UCSF Faculty, Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

An employee benefit available to UCSF staff offering assistance for a broad range of personal or work related problems. Services are totally confidential.

Contact or Visit:
3333 California St., Suite 293 (Laurel Heights campus)
Weekdays, 8 am to 5 pm, call (415) 476-8279
(An answering machine records messages at other times)

Refer to the online resources or download the brochure.

Non-UCSF Resources

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A program administered by the Medical Board of California to monitor the recovery of impaired physicians.

1420 Howe Avenue, Suite 14
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 263-2600

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A confidential telephone service of the California Medical Association, for physicians and family members.

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The sponsor of a “Recovering Physicians” peer group.

1003 A O'Reilly
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-0850

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1821 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-1821

Oficina Central Hispana
383 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-8811

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Support groups for the families of alcoholics and the teenage children of alcoholics.

San Francisco - Al-Anon Information Service (415-626-5633)
1095 Market Street, Suite 317
San Francisco, CA 94103-1624

San Francisco (South) - Service de information hispano intergrupal (650-794-9654)
405 Grand Avenue, Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94080 (Spanish)

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Twelve-step program for recovery from addiction to narcotics and other drugs.
(415) 621-8600
78 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Self-help groups for cocaine addicts.
(415) 821-6155

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Call for a Clinical Social Worker: (415) 476-7000
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Physician referral service is provided.
(415) 334-2418

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Hotline: (415) 781-0500

UCSF Health Plans