How does the Virtual Doctors' Lounge work?


To provide participants with support and empathy around current professional stressors, help them to clarify problem areas, and connect them with professional services as needed.

Physician Peer Coaches can help other Physicians cope with:

  • Daily Strain

  • Added emotional stress due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Emotional burnout

  • Concerns about substance abuse, depression, and suicide


If you are a licensed Arizona physician interested in connecting with a peer coach, please submit the contact form on the previous page.  All peer coaching is strictly informal and all contact with the Virtual Doctor's Lounge is confidential. In fact, you don't even have to submit your full name (first name and last initial only).


Once you submit your information and any special requests, you will be matched with an available peer coach who will contact you via email to set up a peer coaching session via conference line or video platform.  Peer coaches will offer 3-5 sessions of up to 45 minutes, and can assist participants to connect with professional services as needed. 


If you have questions about the program, please email:


While peer coaches are all licensed physicians supported by CCA's professional mental health clinicians, the program is not meant as an emergency resource.  For any urgent or crisis situations faced by physicians, it is recommended that the following hotline be used (not affiliated with CCA or ArMA):

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Supporting Arizona Physicians

The Virtual Doctors’ Lounge is a program created by the Arizona Medical Association and developed by Corporate Counseling Associates, Inc. (CCA). This free program is available for ALL licensed Arizona physicians and actively supports physician wellness.
Thanks to the Arizona Department of Health Services and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System for providing grant funding for the valuable program.

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