Who We Are

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) supports more than 18,000 primary care medical, dental, and behavioral health providers through scholarships and loan repayment programs. For over 50 years, we’ve increased access to quality health care in communities with significant health professional shortages.

NHSC participants:

  • Serve at more than 8,400 community health care sites seeing nearly 19 million patients.
  • Provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay for services.
  • Increase access to much-needed mental health and opioid use disorder treatment in hard-hit areas of the country by supporting more than 8,700 behavioral health providers.



  • We offer fact sheets that describe each scholarship and loan repayment program that we support.

  • We provide health care workers with resources to find jobs in high-need communities.

  • We offer programs that repay part or all of your school loan debt.

  • We offer scholarships to help you pay for your health professions’ education.