Offering financial support to PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS

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Growing the primary care workforce by SERVING COMMUNITIES

We are connecting dedicated primary care providers to the communities that need them.

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We provide resources to NHSC providers and sites to support their mission.

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Loan Repayment

Primary care providers can pay off student loans while serving in communities with limited access to health care.

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Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive scholarships for serving communities in need upon graduation and completion of training.

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NHSC Sites

Clinical practice sites can recruit and retain qualified providers by becoming an NHSC-approved site.

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NHSC-approved sites are health care facilities that provide comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory, primary (medical, dental, and behavioral) health care services to populations residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Need help with the application? An on-demand webinar will be posted soon, or join the conference call on Thursday, May 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Dial 888-391-7045 # 2240736. See NHSC Sites for details.

MD, DO, PA, NP, CNM, DMD and DDS students committed to primary care are eligible to apply. Scholarships pay tuition and other costs in exchange for service in medically underserved communities after training is complete. Need help with the application? Join the conference call Thursday, March 27, 8 to 10 p.m. ET and watch the on-demand webinar. See NHSC Scholarship for details

Sites Register Now! This National Nurses Week virtual job fair will include NHSC Sites as well as NURSE Corps Sites. It is open to sites with at least one nurse job vacancy for a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse including Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, or Psychiatric Nurse Specialist.

In 2013, 8,900 Affordable Care Act-supported National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing health care to over 9.3 million people across the country. The program has more than doubled since 2008, when 3,600 clinicians participated. Read more about how the Affordable Care Act has increased access to primary care.

Retention is on the rise. Corps members choose to remain in underserved communities after their service commitment has ended. Tells the whole story on retention, including results of a 2012 retention assessment survey, retention rates by discipline, factors affecting retention and NHSC efforts to support retention.