The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is a Federal program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that provides scholarships and loan repayment to healthcare professionals practicing at approved sites located in/or serving Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) throughout the United States. Students or providers interested in receiving scholarship or loan repayment through the NHSC should contact the NHSC directly at (800) 221-9393 for more information or visit its website.
A health facility that is interested in hiring NHSC Scholars and Loan Repayors must submit an application to become an approved NHSC site. Your facility may be eligible to become an NHSC-approved site if it:
- Is located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
- Provides primary care medical, dental, or behavioral health services
- Provides services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay
- Offers discounted fees to patients who qualify
- Accepts patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid
Although site applications are submitted to and final approval is issued by the HRSA, the DOH must review and approve all site applications. DOH will conduct a site visit prior to approving a site’s application. To streamline the application process, sites are strongly encouraged to contact the DOH’s Health Care Access Bureau in advance of submitting an application to the NHSC.
For detailed information on the NHSC, including site and provider eligibility, please visit NHSC website.
Federal Site Advisor for DC Region
Kami Cooper [email protected]@hrsa.gov