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WE CARE Physician Peer Support Program

Wellness, Compassion, Acceptance, Resilience, Engagement

*To receive peer support, please complete the intake form.

To learn more about the program, please visit our FAQ page. 

 Meet our dedicated Physician Peer Supporters. 




 About the Program

As a physician, you face unique challenges and pressures. However, it's important to remember that you don't have to face them alone. The WE CARE Physician Peer Support Program is available to provide the help and support you need.

Peer support is one component of actively transforming our UCSDH culture by giving us the opportunity to connect, share challenges, and support each other. When stressed and distressed, most physicians initially prefer to get support from peers rather than mental health providers. Someone who has been there, or is there.

The WE CARE Physician Peer Support Program is our way of meeting that preference by supporting each other.


To Request Peer Support


UCSD physicians can request confidential support sessions with trained UCSD-physician peer supporters by emailing Dr. Sidney Zisook (Director) at

In some instances, one of the peer supporters may reach out to you and offer to connect by phone, Zoom, or better yet, face-to-face.

For Additional Support

This is not therapy, it is colleague to colleague connection and support. For additional support, please see info below. 

HEAR Program - Anonymous online assessments, short-term counseling, and referrals for healthcare workers experiencing stress, burnout, or depression. 

Headspace Care (formerly Ginger) - UCSDH physician have access to 24/7 behavioral coaching and private video-based therapy or psychiatry after intake with a coach. 

LIVE HELP 24/7 - Call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.