Code 99

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The Code 99 program encourages and facilitates physicians, faculty, students and trainees to obtain a family physician. This program is a collaborative project of the Academy of Medicine Ottawa and the Faculty Wellness Program at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. Specialists who are interested in providing care to physicians may also participate. The term “Code 99” is meant to signal that a physician is in need of urgent assistance.

Physicians may find it difficult to seek help for medical problems or to take steps toward their own health promotion and disease prevention. We hope to make this easier through the Code 99 program.

Physicians who treat other physicians also may face unique challenges. Upon request, the Code 99 program can provide support, educational information and discussion sessions to participating physicians.

Who Can Participate?

All Ottawa-area physicians and learners of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, are welcome to utilize the program.

How Can You Become A Code 99 Physician?

Family physicians interested in providing care to colleagues are invited to contact the Faculty Wellness Program to be included as a resource. Pediatricians or other specialists are welcome to join as well.

What About Confidentiality?

Basic intake information is collected with your permission and is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Should you not wish to provide this information you will not be denied access to the program. The Faculty Wellness Program can provide confidential and/or anonymous support and referral information.

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