Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs 2019-07-26T22:35:42+00:00

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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 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.

CPHP is a nonprofit independent organization. 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.
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.