Physician and Dentist Confidential Line

Doctors are everyday heroes. They are also human.


Substance abuse, depression, and career burnout can impact anyone. Including doctors.

The Physicians' and Dentists' Confidential Line is here to help.

About the hotline: We are a confidential hotline for impaired physicians and dentists. Our sole mission is to help impaired doctors and dentists help themselves before their lives and livelihood are put into jeopardy.

How it works: Callers are quickly put in touch with hotline staff, all of whom are physicians or dentists with expertise in the field of addiction. We are supportive and nonjudgmental, and all calls are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Who should call: If you are a physician or dentist looking for help with substance abuse or a psychological or emotional problem, we are here to help  you. Also, if you are a colleague or family member of an impaired physician, please call.

Asking for help is one of the most difficult and heroic things you can do.

Be a hero. Call us today.

Physicians' and Dentists' Confidential Line

In Southern California: (213) 383-2691 • In Northern California: (650) 756-7787

Physicians' and Dentists' Confidential Line is a project of the California Medical Association, with additional support from the California Dental Association. Membership in these organizations is encouraged, but is not required to use the hotline.