New program helps Virginia medical workers find mental health support

RICHMOND, Va. — Unprecedented levels of burnout in the field of medicine were reported well before the COVID-19 pandemic started in Virginia. The virus has only exacerbated the critical and immediate need to help our frontline workers.

In March, Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation establishing SafeHaven™, MSV’s Physician Well Being Program.

The program, operated by the Medical Society of Virginia and VITAL WorkLife, ensures physicians and physician assistants can seek mental health support without the fear of impacting their medical licenses…

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