Locally through MSTKC you are eligible for:
As of Jan. 1, 2019 - * Students & Residents are eligible for the $400 reimbursement benefit after attending 4 Medical Society Events
Effective July 20, 2020 - Alternative Events for Residents & Students to attend to qualify for Medical Society benefits
TOTAL SAVINGS UP TO: $2,000
By joining the Medical Society of Tulare and Kings County, you’re joining a network of more than 40,000 physicians state-wide unified in support of the medical profession. Members have access to a myriad of resources and services to promote the well-being of our physician members and improve the delivery of quality healthcare to your patients.
Member Benefits Include
- 24/7 Member Support
The MSTKC is here for you when you need us.
- Local and Legislative Advocacy
Through the larger network of the California Medical Association (CMA), the MSTKC represents the interests of organized medicine to policy-makers in Tulare and Kings County and at the state legislature.
- Updates to the latest news affecting the delivery of care
Stay informed through the MSTKC Physician magazine, email newsletters, and alerts.
- Access to Preferred Partners
The MSTKC partners with businesses partners that assist in driving our mission and give our members the tools they need to succeed.
- Legal Services
Access to legal support staff and more than 5,000 pages of information in CMA’s On-Call Online Health Library.
- Billing Assistance
Receive expert help with physician reimbursement and medical billing issues.
- Practice Resources
Access resources to maintain an efficient medical practice.
- Education Resources
Attend in-person seminars, or view on-demand webinars for CME credit.
- Leadership Opportunities
The MSTKC encourages the professional growth of our members by offering opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors, committees, MSTKC’s delegation to the CMA House of Delegates, and other leadership positions.
- Networking and Educational Events
Make connections with local peers at MSTKC hosted educational and social events throughout the year.
Physician Support Line
1 (888) 409-0141
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 1AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM – 1AM ET
Who is Physician Support Line for? Physician Support Line (PSL) is a peer-to-peer support line for physicians by physicians. The line is open to US based DO/MD/international equivalents at the attending, fellow, resident, intern, medical student, or research level. You do not have to be currently practicing medicine to speak to our volunteers.
What kind of support is offered? We offer empathic and active listening, motivational interviewing, supportive therapy, collaborative problem solving, and cognitive behavioral techniques to manage acute stress, panic, depression, and insomnia. We also can help you start processing stressors including but not limited to the Covid-19 pandemic, existing mental health disorders, substance use disorders, family dynamics, childhood or current trauma, grief and loss, and chronic illness. This service is for peer support and not formal treatment.
Who are the volunteers staffing Physician Support Line? We are U.S. licensed psychiatrists who have completed our post graduate medical training.
Do I have to pay for services? No. This is a free service staffed by volunteers.
Is the call confidential? Yes. Our support and conversations are confidential. No identifying information is recorded, no phone numbers are stored, and volunteers have signed a confidentiality contract stating they will not discuss calls with anyone except the admin team, should there be a concern about imminent harm to self or others.
Do I have to report this to my medical board? No. You are not establishing a doctor-patient relationship, thus this is not reportable as receiving therapy services.
Do I need an appointment? No. We have psychiatrists on call from 8am to 1am ET, 7 days a week. You can call the line anytime during our hours of operation and speak with a psychiatrist immediately. We aim to make the support line available to you when you need it.
Our mission at Physician Support Line is to offer free and confidential peer support to American physicians and medical students by creating a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues who are uniquely trained in mental wellness and also have similar shared experiences of the profession.
Our Vision: We hope ultimately to build a sustainable community of peer support and wellness for physicians and medical students across the United States.
- To normalize pursuit of mental wellness by physicians and medical students
- To encourage unity and empathy among physician colleagues
- To provide a resource for physician and medical student emotional wellness to healthcare organizations and institutions
When you join MSTKC you also become a member of CMA... together we are stronger.
Both MSTKC and CMA are aggressively defending the practice of medicine in California and fighting to ensure that individual physicians can run successful medical practices.
Health Care advocacy...We protect patients by insisting that proper training be requires for any changes to scope practice and we are the predominant defender for the critical protections provided by MICRA.
—Without MICRA studies have shown that system wide health care costs would increase in CA by $9.9 billion annually.
—Additionally states with caps on noneconomic damages were 17.3% smaller than states without caps. The impact of caps on general surgery and OB/GYN premiums was lager, 20.7% and 25.5%.
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