Service Obligated Programs Database

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program

Summary:The Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) is a service-obligated loan repayment program for licensed and registered SUD professionals who provide direct treatment or recovery support of patients with or in recovery from a substance use disorder at a STAR LRP-approved facility.

Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Sponsor:United States

Program Type:Loan Repayment

Length of Service:Six year commitment

Type of Designation Required:STAR LRP-approved facility located in a mental health HPSA or in a county where the mean drug overdose death rate per 100,000 people over the past three years is higher than the national average.

Minimum HPSA Score Required:Minimum score is determined year-to-year

Place of Service Obligation:STAR-LRP approved facilities that meet mortality or HPSA designation criteria.

Health Professionals Supported:Certified nursing assistants, certified medical assistants, licensed occupational therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level social workers, psychologists, psychiatric mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, psychology doctoral interns, behavioral health paraprofessionals, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, licensed practical nurses, psychiatric nurse specialists, pharmacists, SUD counselors

Additional Information: STAR-LRP will rank applicants based on a tiered applicant ranking criteria that prioritizes awardees with the highest county overdose mortality rate, highest mental healh HPSA, and the duration of tenure at a STAR-LRP approved facility.

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