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What is the House Officer Mental Health Program?

The House Officer Mental Health Program is an independent program designed specifically for House Officers. Total confidentiality is guaranteed.

The House Officer Mental Health Program is an independent program designed specifically for House Officers. Total confidentiality is guaranteed.

Beverly Fauman and Tamara Gay are the psychiatrists who staff the program. They have experience treating the full range of personal and work-related problems of physicians at all levels of training. They will begin with an evaluation that may lead to recommendations for a full range of interventions including different psychotherapeutic treatments and medication when appropriate.

Offices are located in the main hospital complex or in the Rachel Upjohn Building. They can arrange to meet you at times that suit your schedule. Services are available to you and to your significant other. House Officers may be seen for an evaluation and additional meetings with Drs. Fauman or Gay up to a total of five sessions at no cost. Documentation of these initial five visits is kept outside of the UM electronic medical record. If treatment beyond their care is needed (e.g., a referral to a sub-specialist or more than five visits with them), they will help you access and maximize your insurance benefits to continue with this program or to be referred to a qualified clinician in the community. House officers who have worked with Drs. Fauman or Gay and who would prefer to maintain privacy can be referred to community providers, but those community provider visits would be self-paid or billed to the house officer's insurance. Significant others may be seen for an evaluation and referral only at no cost.

You can contact the program at 647-9776 or 936-6366, pager #13728.