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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for Physicians

Find a resource that fits your specific needs below.


***GME physicians do not have access to AbleTo or the Optum Employee Assistance Program.***

Are you in a crisis? Call or Text 988.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Learn more at

Physician Peer Support Program

The WE CARE Physician Peer Support Program provides a confidential space for physicians to seek guidance and receive emotional support, fostering a supportive culture to improve overall well-being.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP offers confidential counseling for UCSDH employees & eligible dependents. Enjoy unlimited phone consultations and up to three face-to-face sessions per incident. Call 866-808-6205 for details.

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Headspace Care (Formerly Ginger)

Private, on-demand behavioral coaching 24/7 in English and Spanish through your smartphone. Video-based therapy and psychiatry available upon request after initial intake with Headspace coach.

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Healer Education Assessment and Referral Program (HEAR)

Anonymous online assessments, confidential counseling, and referrals for stress, burnout, and depression. Physicians can call direct therapist lines at 858-657-6799/858-657-6795, or email, M-F, 8a-5p.

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Escalation Guidance for Mental Health Needs

Leaders can learn more about the escalation steps for mental health needs for our clinically active physicians.

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Wellness Classes and Events

Guided classes and events to build skills in cultivating well-being.

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Self-Guided Resources

Free, effective, evidence-based resources accessible at any time.

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This website is a dedicated resource for UC San Diego Health physicians to provide a consolidated site of wellness programs and resources. Patient and visitor information can be found here.