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Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide caring, competent and effective rehabilitation services to physicians and other health care professionals who have been affected by substance use disorders or other mental health issues.  We understand the pressures placed on health care professionals in California.  They are constantly under pressure to perform efficiently while making decisions that will affect the health and well-being of their patients.  There is no room for error.  However, they are also human and can themselves be affected by stress, addictions, mental illness, and other behavioral issues.  Those issues can directly or indirectly impact the patients they care for.  The questions isn't whether some doctors are affected by this issues, the question is what do we do about it when the potential impairment is discovered?  Pacific Assistance Group is the only comprehensive state-wide program available in California to assist the physicians, employers, hospitals and families impacted by these very real concerns.

When the Helper Needs Help...
A Proven Path to Recovery for Medical Professionals

At Pacific Assistance Group we know what works and what doesn't. If you are a health care professional in need of help, we are uniquely able to assist you. Whether you're struggling with overcoming problems with alcohol or other drugs, struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, or restoring trust and confidence, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you are concerned about a health care professional who has become addicted, disruptive, or depressed, we may be the answer.

About Pacific Assistance Group


Pacific Assistance Group is a team of highly trained and dedicated therapists with many years of experience treating impaired physicians, dentists, veterinarians and other health care professionals who have developed problems with alcohol, drugs, substance abuse, addiction and mental illness. We have been proud to offer our services to qualifying health care professionals and their licensing boards, employers or hospitals. We are able to provide a broad spectrum of services, including consultation, support groups, comprehensive alcohol and drug monitoring services and referrals for comprehensive treatment and fitness for duty evaluations.

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Northern California
Francine Farrell and Associates
(916) 480-1277

3838 Watt Ave., Ste C300
Sacramento, CA 95821

Southern California
Tracy Zemansky, Ph.D
(310) 664-0454

3231 Ocean Blvd., Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90405