Who Can Refer
Anyone! NHPHP accepts self-referrals and calls from persons who may be concerned about a chiropractor, dentist, dietician, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, mental health practitioner, midwife, nurse licensee, optometrist, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, psychologist, veterinarian or students of these professions enrolled in a New Hampshire college or university. NHPHP will accept anonymous calls but NHPHP lacks the ability to mandate participation or compliance with NHPHP recommendations. Despite this fact, NHPHP will gladly assist you in exploring referral options. Self-referral remains the ideal entry point however, the “self” remains our least likely source.
When to Refer
Please call NHPHP if you have any questions about how NHPHP can assist with any medical/physical, psychiatric, behavioral or emotional issues. We can help determine if a referral to NHPHP is appropriate.
Possible Behavioral Indicators of a Health Problem in Health Care Professionals
There can be several indicators of medical and/or psychological problems and issues that can present themselves in various ways in a health care professional’s life. A primary indicator of impairment is a change in attitude or behavior.
The linked list below suggests some areas of potential concern. Any one of these listed does not indicate a diagnosis of a medical or psychiatric disorder. Some of the following signs and symptoms:
How to Make a Referral
NHPHP recommends the referring party call Dr. Garhart, NHPHP Medical Director, to express the nature of the concerns and to learn first-hand about our intake and assessment process. The referring party can call (603) 491-5036 or send an e-mail outlining their concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. This allows Dr. Garhart to gather information prior to speaking with the referred health care professional in order to gain an understanding of the nature and severity of the referral.