Temporarily Expanded Eligibility Effective 3/23/2020-8/30/2020
In order to effectively assist medical providers respond to the challenges of dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, the ACMS board has decided to temporarily extend its Physician Vitality Program coverage to include these eligible classes:
a) All currently licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing in Ada/Elmore Counties whether they are ACMS members or not.
b) All currently licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing in southern Idaho (everything South and East of Idaho and Lemhi Counties) if they are an Idaho Medical Association member.
Up to three appointments will be allowed during this period at no cost to these temporarily eligible participants.
Other Mental Health Resources
Take a look at this Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress guidance for healthcare professionals.
Making Space for Sadness and Pain March 30th, 6-7 PM MST
An online gathering facilitated by Doug Wysockey-Johnson. We'll tell stories of times when we accompanied others, or others accompanied us, through painful and challenging times. We'll also explore ideas of empathy, compassion, expressing gratitude, and offering encouragement.
"This program effectively removes a great deal of barriers for physicians to access the counseling they need. I think it's one of the best uses of resources to improve the well being of our docs in the community. This is a great resource and I'm happy to donate to this cause." -Justin Korinek, MD, Vituity
To make an appointment, click on the GET HELP NOW BUTTON ABOVE to find a therapist. Identify yourself as a member of Ada County Medical Society and that you are utilizing this benefit. If you meet the expanded temporary eligibility standards, please say so and under what conditions.
If you are having trouble getting an appointment, you may call or text (415) PVP-ACMS (787-2267) for assistance, though your anonymity with ACMS may not be absolutely preserved from the executive director at that point if caller ID shows up.
A portion of membership dues and your tax-deductible donations to the ACMS Foundation help make this program possible
Appointments are available during hours physicians can access in Meridian and Boise. 7 AM-7 PM, Monday - Friday are typical and some evening and weekend hours are also available.
Up to 8 sessions per twelve-month period (starting with first appointment) are provided free as a benefit to Ada County Medical Society members: physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners; residents, active or retired. Family may attend counseling sessions with members, but the client of record is the ACMS member and must be present.