General Questions

CPHP serves physicians, residents, medical students, physician assistants and physician assistant students with health problems, including medical conditions, psychiatric illnesses, substance abuse, and/or personal problems such as family difficulties, stress or career issues.

CPHP’s direct services are free to Colorado licensed physicians and physician assistants.

Residents, medical students and physician assistant students may also be eligible for free services through contracts between CPHP and various Colorado based training programs. Participants are responsible for costs of any additional evaluations and treatment.

Those not licensed in Colorado may be able to obtain services for a fee. If a client is referred to treatment/evaluation outside of CPHP, they must handle financial arrangements. CPHP does not coordinate with insurance companies regarding payment; however, we will review your provider list and can possibly make recommendations from your list.

CPHP accepts anonymous calls but CPHP lacks the ability to mandate someone to CPHP. Despite this fact, CPHP will gladly assist you in exploring your options. If you have more questions concerning anonymous referrals, please contact a CPHP Clinician at (303) 860-0122.

No. CPHP is an independent agency of the Colorado Medical Board (CMB) . Approximately 20% of CPHP cases are referred by the CMB. The cases that are known to the CMB are primarily referred by the CMB to CPHP for evaluation. Even in situations in which the CMB is involved and CPHP must send a report to the CMB, CPHP furnishes only information that is necessary for the CMB to carry out its mission and function. CPHP receives referrals from a wide variety of referral sources and the CMB is one of those sources.

CPHP’s policies and operating procedures regarding confidentiality are based on state and federal laws. In order for any information to be released, the participant must sign a consent form. As with any organization or provider of mental health related services, state and federal law require CPHP to take the necessary steps to ensure safety. That is, if an individual presents a danger to self or others, breaking confidentiality may be necessary and in some cases, considered mandatory by law.

Typically, CPHP evaluations take place over time, typically 30-45 days but potentially 90 days (if an extended evaluation is warranted). CPHP is aware and understanding of the timeline often associated with residents/workplaces, such as probation or contact renewal. We are committed to working with the physician and referral party to complete these evaluations in a timely manner.
Due to CPHP’s confidentiality policy, CPHP will not release information about clients without written consent from the CPHP participant. If you would like to verify a client’s involvement with CPHP, please contact the CPHP client and request they complete a CPHP Release of Information Form.
The best and primary contact for you is the CPHP Clinician. The Clinician can answer referral questions and discuss the evaluation status of a client. The Clinician will not be able to discuss a client’s case with you unless that client has signed a Release of Information form to allow this communication.
CPHP will provide a credentialing and status report to agencies with the proper release of information and receipt of associated fees. Please call CPHP and ask to speak with a Clinician or view our website for more information on how to request a report. For more details on CPHP’s Formal Workplace Referral Process.

Urine Drug Screen Program

CPHP provides urine drug screen (UDS) monitoring, if clinically indicated, to assist with maintaining an individual’s sobriety or to use as an assessment tool when behavior changes are noted. CPHP has developed a urine drug screen panel specific for professionals in the health care field and utilizes collection sites in the community that provide direct collection observation utilizing NIDA standards.

Call (757) 414-6039 between 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. CPHP’s program ID is 0601.
There are many collection site locations across Colorado. Please call the Compliance Coordinator at CPHP 303-860-0122 ext: 227 or you may find the collection sites for Recovery Trek at
Yes, CPHP does require that all UDS be monitored. On a rare occasion, if an observed collection is not possible, the collection site follows standard DHHS protocol. If you have difficulty having observed UDS, contact the Compliance Coordinator to discuss options.
Please go to the Recovery Trek client homepage to submit your UDS excuse request.
In the event that you forget to call the Recovery Trek check in line you MUST call and speak with your Clinician. If you miss calling in or responding to your Recovery Trek notification and do not notify CPHP it will be considered a missed, positive UDS result.

If there is a reason (such as vacation or business trip) you will not be able to provide a UDS on a day that you may be scheduled, please go to the Recovery Trek client homepage to submit your UDS excuse request.

YOU MUST NOTIFY CPHP 14 DAYS in advance (last minute requests may not be considered without documentation of the emergency). An excused break in UDS may be approved by CPHP. If the request is not excused, you may need to find an alternate site. You will be expected to participate in locating a site if an alternate site is not available. If you miss a scheduled UDS that has not been excused, it will be considered missed and positive.

UDS Excuse Request Form
You must call the check in line five days a week as assigned to determine if you have been selected for that day. The Compliance Coordinator will inform you at the time of UDS enrollment of your call in schedule.
You are responsible for the costs associated with the screens.
You must notify CPHP of the current medications you are taking and you MUST provide copies of any and all prescriptions to CPHP prior to providing a UDS.
In some cases CPHP requests clients to undergo hair testing. Most of the collection sites through Recovery Trek can provide hair testing. In the event that CPHP requires a hair test your Clinician and the Compliance Coordinator will inform you of the protocol.
It is important that you not provide dilute samples. If a sample is dilute, the lab performs additional testing (which incurs additional testing costs).
Ask to speak with the Compliance Coordinator if you have additional questions or concerns about UDS at (303) 860-0122 ext: 227.