Michigan P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

Editor’s Note: At this time I do not have any Pharmacists as possible contacts for Pharmacists seeking
                       recovery to network with. If you would be interest, let me know. Thanks, Charlie Broussard

Model: Health Care Association, Bureau Health Care Services

Eligible for Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists, and Technicians

Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists Council  

Michigan Pharmacists Association

815 N. Washington Avenue, Lansing, Michigan    48906

Phone #: (517) 484-1466

Health Professionals Recovery Program 1-800-453-3784

Website: http://hprp.org

The State of Michigan’s Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP) was established in 1994 by legislation. This program is administered through a contract with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing and is supported by various health professional licensing boards and the associations and societies of the health professions in the State. The HPRP supports the recovery of its participants so they may safely return to practice and protect the safety of the general public.


This 501(c)(3) (Tax Exempt) organization is part of the Michigan Pharmacists Association, and reports annually to 
the House of Delegates about their progress. It is free standing/separate from the Pharmacy State Board. A  bill 
was passed and they work with Compass Vision, the group that won the bid for the contract from the state. This 
program is funded with an increase in the license fees for the 16 professions it services. All pharmacists and 
Pharmacy Students sign a contract with the HPRP and they must get in touch with the PHP chairperson, 
Marlene Delp Fichter former chairperson wrote: “ I then ask them to take a recovering pharmacist as one of 
their sponsors. We have Pharm-Aid (12 step program)) in four areas around the state. In their contract they 
must attend one Pharm-Aid meeting per month. The council members (advocates committee) report to me 
about their progress. For some pharmacists, I must write quarterly reports for the corporation or
state about their progress, otherwise their recovering pharmacist sponsor writes the report.”

What about funding? The organization does not charge client fees. It not receives funding through license
renewal fees, but the HPRP does.

HPRP serves 16 different professions