Summary:National Health Service Corps Substance Abuse Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program is a loan forgiveness program designed to expand access to evidence-based substance abuse disorder treatment in under-served, high-need communities.
Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Program Type:Loan Repayment
Length of Service:Three year full-time or half-time commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:Minimum score is determined year-to-year
Place of Service Obligation:Approved site in designated HPSAs
Health Professionals Supported:Certified nurse-midwives, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurse practitioners (adult, family, pediatrics, women's health, geriatrics), pharmacists, physicians (primary care and psychiatry), physician assistants (primary care), psychiatric nurse specialists, (health service) psychologists, and registered nurses
Additional Information:A provider’s license or certification to provide SUD treatment must meet the national standard recognized by the NBCC; NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals; or IC&RC; OR DEA Registration Certificate that clearly reflects the possession of a DATA 2000 waiver.