Service Obligated Programs Database

National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program

Summary:The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated 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

Sponsor:United States

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:NHSC-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.

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