Mission: The mission of the Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP) is to protect the health of Texans and to promote medical excellence by serving physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants affected by substance use disorders (SUD), physical illnesses and impairment, and/or psychiatric conditions. TXPHP fulfills this mission by providing education, recognition, and assistance in diagnosis and treatment for physicians, physicians in training, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants (hereafter termed "participants") through a recovery program adapted and monitored according to their specific needs.


Vision: All Texas participants will realize that SUD and psychiatric illnesses, like many other diseases, are treatable conditions, and colleagues who have completed acute treatment, continue ongoing treatment, and are appropriately monitored may have excellent outcomes and possess the ability to practice medicine in their field of expertise safely and effectively. This program strives to provide ‘Responsible Advocacy’ to participants by fostering a relationship of trust with participants and accountability to the Regulatory Agency (Texas Medical Board) and to the public.