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NHSC Service Commitments: COVID-19

We understand the COVID-19 outbreak will have a direct impact on our National Health Service Corps (NHSC) clinicians and sites.

We support you, and we want you and your family to:

  • Stay healthy and safe.
  • Take appropriate measures to protect yourself and your community.

We're committed to giving you flexibility. We want our clinicians and sites to focus on facing this unprecedented public health emergency. You may encounter situations related to COVID-19 that may impact your ability to complete your service obligation. We have mechanisms in place to help you meet your compliance requirements.

What can I do?

If your service situation changes, contact a program analyst via the BHW Customer Service Portal.

This includes if:

  1. You are required to be away from your approved service site more than the allotted seven weeks per service year;
  2. You become unemployed as a direct result of the outbreak; or
  3. Your employer directs you to provide care outside of an NHSC-approved health care facility.

We will update you on program changes relating to you or your staff’s NHSC service. Thank you for committing to care for the nation’s underserved communities.

Federal Resources

For more agency information about COVID-19, visit HRSA’s coronavirus page.

Clinician-Specific Information

For national updates and information, visit:

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