Former Player Resources

Health topic one-pagers by the Football Players Health Study

Tips for Locating a Primary Care Physician

  • If you have health insurance, your insurance company will have a list of primary care physicians within your network.
  • Try reaching out to friends and family members for referrals to their primary care physicians.
  • Large hospitals in your area will list available physicians on their website. Try reaching out to your local hospital for their available primary care physicians.

Subspecialty Care Academic Medical Centers

List of academic medical centers:

Many of our Study Researchers are Practicing Physicians

If you would like to reach out to their offices please use Harvard Catalyst Profiles to locate their contact information and make an appointment.

Affordable Care Act Information

Former players without health insurance
800-318-2596 |

Former Player Life Improvement Plan

Joint replacement, discount prescription card, assisted living and more

Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust (PAT)

Helping Qualified Players In Need
800-372-2000 |
Andre Collins | Executive Director
Tyrone Allen | Director
Laura Stefanow | Assistant

NFL Player Assistance and Counseling

Cigna Counseling Assistance Program
866-421-8628 *option 4

NFL Player Benefits Office

Baltimore NFL benefits office for T&P, Disability, Plan 88, pension, second career, annuity and other benefits filing

NFLPA Benefits Department

Here to answer player benefits and insurance questions

Miki Yaras-Davis | Senior Director
Bethany Marshall | Director
Chris Smith | Assistant Director
Adora Williams | Senior Manager
Brian Francis | Manager

NFLPA National Office

1133 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Player Care Foundation

Monetary grants for qualified vested former players experiencing hardships
800-635-4625 |

Player Emergency Help

Pro Football Retired Players Association

The Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA) is the first independent and court established retired NFL player organization, exclusively designed to develop programs and benefits for the betterment of retired NFL players.

For general inquires or to request to fill out a Retired Player Profile, call (703) 415-1500 or email

Bob Schmidt | Executive Director
Joe Agbasi | Senior Director
Ryan Crupnick | Membership Director

The Trust

Health, Career, Education and Lifestyle Programs for former players
866-725-0063 | |
Bahati VanPelt | Executive Director

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