MPHP Intake Assessment
What happens after I contact MPHP?
While each individual’s experience is unique, the typical process includes:
1. Receive and complete intake assessment paperwork before scheduling an appointment with an MPHP Clinical Coordinator. There is no fee for initial intake and assessment.
2. Potential referral to an independent expert for comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations.
3. If deemed appropriate, working with an MPHP Clinical Coordinator to implement and monitor compliance via a tailored treatment plan, which may include; primary care, counseling, group recovery meetings, testing for substances, and practice monitoring.
4. If program participation is mandated by a Licensing Board or employer, the MPHP provides advocacy and reports to these entities.
Information shared with the program concerning a healthcare professional seeking or receiving assistance is confidential. As the MPHP program operates in an ethical manner, confidentiality is limited only by overreaching responsibility for public safety - issues that could foreseeably result in patient harm must be reported under protocols negotiated with Maine's Licensing Boards.
“I am a Nurse, and I am an Alcoholic. I have come now to embrace my disease. For the last few years I have kept this BIG secret. I felt ashamed and embarrassed. I thought for a long time I was “hiding” my illness, but this past summer my disease took away my relationships, my self-esteem, self-respect, and almost my career. When I hit my “rock” bottom and sought out treatment I thought everyone would judge me. I was convinced I would be discredited as a nurse, and surely would need a new career when all was said and done. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. As I reflect back on this marvelous journey, it has become apparent to me how lucky I am.”
GET HELP TODAY - CONTACT MPHP at MPHP@MAINEMED.COM or (207) 623 - 9266
Medical Professionals Health Program ~ 16 Association Drive ~ Manchester, ME 04351 ~ (207) 623-9266 ~ Fax: (207) 430-8386