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The Physician Health Program endeavors to promote and support the physical and mental well-being of healthcare professionals, thereby contributing to safe and competent patient care in Rhode Island. 

Rhode Island Medical Journal

Come be a part of the only organization in Rhode Island that is actively supporting and representing all physicians.  

Support for Healthcare Workers

Care New England/Lifespan Support Hotline for ANY healthcare worker:  401-606-6000

National Physician Support Line:  888-409-0141 (8:00 AM to 3:00 AM next day  EST)

The Physician Support Line was created in March to provide confidential peer-to-peer support for MD’s/DO’s working on the frontlines of COVID-19. The Line is staffed by over 700 volunteer psychiatrists from across the country seven days per week.

Prevent Diabetes STAT Rhode Island Screen/Test/Act Today

Program Overview:  

Over one third of Rhode Islanders are pre-diabetic and the vast majority are not aware that they are. Left untreated, between 15 and 30 percent of pre-diabetics will develop full type 2 diabetes within five years. Diabetes Prevention Programs have proven to be very effective in preventing pre-diabetics from progressing to diabetes, which is the single most costly chronic condition in Rhode Island.

Representatives from the American Medical Association and Rhode Island Department of Health will provide detailed data regarding the effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP). This educational activity will focus on the importance of performing routine pre-diabetic screenings, how to perform such screening, and how to refer patients to free, evidence-based DPPs in their communities. Given these tools, physicians will not only establish new clinical habits, but will also empower patients to take better care of themselves.

Video 1: Diabetes Prevention: Bending the Diabetes Curve

Video 2: Connecting Physicians and Patients to Diabetes Prevention Programs

Physician Health Program

Services to support RIMS members in both their professional and personal life.

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Rhode Island Rx Card

Sponsor Services for Members

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) invites providers to join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for a conference call with our medical directors, who will provide updates on the actions BCBSRI is taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including detailed information on affected policies.

We encourage you to submit any questions you would like addressed during the call to
To join the session please call 888-330-1716; participant code is 6540228. This call will be in a listen-only mode, so kindly submit questions in advance.