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Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program

Virginia HPMP is Here to Help. 


Call 1-866-206-4747 or email to get started.


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As you know, healthcare professionals take care of others continuously. However, these healthcare providers also need assistance at times, and we want you to know that it is OK to ask for help.

The primary role of the Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program (HPMP) is to provide assistance to qualified healthcare practitioners with a substance use diagnosis, a mental health or physical diagnosis, that may alter their ability to practice their profession safely.

Our goal is to provide each practitioner with the identification, and monitoring of the treatment recovery process to achieve and maintain optimal physical, mental, and emotional health in order to promote self, and patient safety. The HPMP team has the expertise to help practitioners skillfully navigate their return to safe and productive clinical practice.

Participation in the program is voluntary. Disciplinary action may be avoided and, in the absence of criminal behavioral or Board action, public records may not be generated.

HPMP services are available to anyone who holds a current, active license, certification or registration by a health regulatory board in Virginia or a multi-state licensure privilege OR is an applicant for initial or reinstatement of licensure, certification, or registration for up to one year from the date of receipt of their application.

If you have been referred to HPMP and would like to get started, or have questions, contact the Virginia HPMP toll-free at 1-866-206-4747 or email



The Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program (HPMP) is an alternative to disciplinary action for qualified healthcare practitioners with a substance use diagnosis, a mental health or physical diagnosis, that may alter their ability to practice their profession safely.

HPMP is a recovery monitoring program - HPMP refers healthcare professionals for appropriate treatment and provides ongoing monitoring of treatment progress.


The Department of Health Professions (DHP) contracts with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS), Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Psychiatry to provide monitoring and clinical services including:

  • Confidential intake to determine program eligibility.
  • Referrals to treatment providers for clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Monitoring of treatment progress and clinical practice.
  • Maintaining the alcohol and drug toxicology screening process.
  • And for those participants with Board involvement, the team provides support including participant preparation for hearings and providing the Board with documentation or testimony of monitoring compliance.


Donate to the MCV Foundation dedicated to the aid of the recovery and monitoring efforts for financially stressed healthcare practitioners.

Donors can give by check by making it payable to MCV Foundation and indicating the fund number and name (50380 HPMP Fund) on the memo line or in a note included with the check.  This can be mailed to:
BOX 843042
RICHMOND, VA 23284-3042

Credit card donations can also be given online at:


Select search by keyword from the drop down menu.

Type in HPMP and select HPMP Fund.

Continue on screen steps to complete the necessary donor and credit card information.

Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program

Christina C. Buisset, HPMP Program Manager