Support Services

Well Being of Practitioners Committee

The purpose of the Well Being of Practitioners Committee is to assist members of the medical staff (including residents) who may be at risk of becoming impaired due to the use of alcohol or drugs, emotional distress or a physical disability. The Well Being of Practitioners Committee serves as a resource and an advocate for the physician experiencing these kinds of problems. Anyone that is concerned about a physician’s health or well-being is encouraged to call the Well Being of Practitioners Committee for advice and consultation. Self-referrals are also welcome. The Well Being of Practitioners Committee is non-disciplinary and confidential. If a staff member wishes to make a report or find out more about the Committee, they can call and discuss their situation anonymously. For information please call 310-222-3137.

UCLA Mental Health Services for Physicians in Training

An alternative route for Housestaff seeking help is the UCLA Mental Health Services Program for Physicians in Training (MHSPT), which is managed through the UCLA School of Medicine Dean’s Office. They provide confidential and free psychological evaluation and referral for residents. Please contact 310-206-8976 to access these services.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center- LA County Sheriff’s Department-Campus Security

The Sheriff’s Department encourages all housestaff and employees to be more aware of their surroundings, and to use the “Buddy System” at all times. Please report all campus incidents or suspicious activities 310-222-3311

Duty Hour Hotline: 310-222-2965