Former Player Resources

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 the profiles section of to locate their contact information and make an appointment.

NFLPA & NFL Resources

NFLPA National Office

1133 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Office Hours | Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 5:30pm EST | 800-372-2000

Player Emergency Help

  • NFLPA Get Help Hotline | 877-363-8062
  • NFL LifeLine | 800-506-0078 |

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 | Coordinator

Player Care Foundation

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

NFL Player Benefits Office

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

Former Player Life Improvement Plan

Joint replacement, discount prescription card, assisted living and more

Affordable Care Act Information

Former players without health insurance
800-318-2596 |

NFL Player Assistance and Counseling

NFL Player Benefits Department
800-635-4625, prompt 2

NFL Personal Health Care Team

NFL Player Insurance Plan Customer Service Center
800-635-9671, prompt 7

NFL Healthy Babies Program

Prenatal Care reimbursements of up to $600
800-635-9671, prompt 6

24 Hour Health Information Line

24 hour hotline to connect with a CIGNA Nurse regarding a specific health issue or to access a health information audio library
800-635-9671, prompt 9

The Trust

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

Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust (PAT)

Helping Qualified Players In Need
800-372-2000 x166 |
Andre Collins | Executive Director
Tyrone Allen | Director
Matt Golden | Assistant

League Office

NFL Player Benefits Department & Retired Player Customer Care Center
800-635-4625, prompt 2 |

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