An independent organization supporting retired football players
PCF offers retirees two key resources to improve their post-career quality of life: grants and the Healthy Body and Mind screening and assessment program.
Financial grants give players a helping hand
Grants are available to former players for matters including:
- Basic living expenses
- Housing costs, such as rent or mortgage payments
- Quality of life expenses, such as prescription medications or medical treatment
- Joint-replacement surgeries approved by the NFL Player Care Plan
- Funeral expenses
Find out if you’re eligible at www.nflplayercare.com under Programs.
Prevention and wellness screenings for former players
Prevention and early detection of problems are key to maintaining good health. PCF regularly offers private and confidential screenings across the country for cardiovascular and prostate health — both especially important as men get older — as well as mental health resources and education. The program is conducted through partnerships with the Tulane University School of Medicine. While screenings are free, players are responsible for travel costs.
- September 27-28: Healthy Body & Mind Screening Program, Los Angeles, CA
- October 19: Healthy Body & Mind Screening Program, New Orleans, LA
- November 8-9: Healthy Body & Mind Screening Program, Houston, TX
Register today at www.nflplayercare.com under Events.
Comprehensive neurological care and support
The Neurological Care Program was designed to support the brain and cognitive health of NFL players. Former players can receive diagnostic and preventive assessments, as well as coordinated care for possible neurological issues, at any of the top-tier medical facilities listed below.
Most players are responsible for the costs of the assessments, care, and travel. Exception: Vested players who have been retired for less than five years and who have NFL health insurance will be covered for the cost of assessments.
To schedule an assessment, call the facility nearest you:
- Sinai Medical Center (New York City)
Dr. Silvana Riggio
- Tulane University (New Orleans)
Dr. Gregory Stewart or Dr. Roger Kelley
- University of California, Los Angeles, Health Systems (Los Angeles)
Dr. Christopher Giza
- University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (San Francisco)
Dr. Mitchel Berger
- Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis)
Dr. David Brody
To learn more about the program, call the NFL PCF at (800) 635-4625.