Physicians Aid Association

Physicians Helping Physicians

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Unforeseen occurrences can befall us all. One never knows when an unexpected turn of events can affect your loved ones, family, friends or even yourself.

Physicians who feel they may qualify for temporary assistance are encouraged to contact PAA at (310) 427-7892, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information and an application or you can download the application.


  • Qualified applicants must be experiencing an unanticipated and temporary significant need.
  • Physicians must have worked in Los Angeles County for more than one year accumulatively.
  • Physicians in training must apply for assistance through their school's Dean's office.
  • Applications must be accompanied with applicants' most recent tax return, bank statements, 2 page narrative of circumstance and need, and curriculum vitae.

Some examples of what we fund:

  • Rent or Mortgage
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

Some examples of what we do not fund:

  • Legal Bills or Attorney Fees
  • Credit Card Bills
  • Business Investments
  • Tax Bills

Applications are reviewed and considered by the Benevolence Chair and Benevolence committee. Each situation may be unique therefore Physicians Aid Association reserves the right to request additional documentation for review and consideration.

All applicants are treated with dignity and respect and our application evaluation process is compassionate and confidential.

PAA also encourages any physician concerned about a colleague to contact PAA however the potential recipient will need to complete the application and provide supporting documentation.