Summary:The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program designed to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral/mental health clinicians in eligible communities of need designated as health professional shortage areas.
Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Program Type:Loan Repayment
Length of Service:Minimum of two year commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care, dental health, or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:Score needed based on amount of award and hours worked
Place of Service Obligation:Approved site in designated HPSAs
Health Professionals Supported:Advanced practice nurses, certified nurse-midwife, dental hygienists, dentists, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, physician assistants (primary care), physicians (primary care and general psychiatry), psychiatric nurse specialists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, speech-language pathologists, and substance use counselors
Additional Information:Time commitment may be full- or part-time and commitment can be extended one year at a time until qualifying debt is paid off.