Summary:The National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated program designed to expand and improve access to quality Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other SUD 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 part-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:NHSC-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:State-issued supplemental SUD credentials, which are distinct from the licensure/certification that SUD counselors must have in order to practice SUD counseling, are not required but will determine an applicant’s ranking in the selection process.