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National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

NHSC is committed to improving the health of the nation's underserved by uniting communities in need with health professionals, and supporting communities' efforts to build better systems of care.

The NHSC helps medically underserved communities recruit and retain a range of primary care clinicians including dental, medical and mental and behavioral health professionals. The NHSC is a resource for numerous health workforce incentive programs including:

The DPH Primary Care Office offers technical assistance for sites seeking to become NHSC placement sites and when appropriate, identifying sites eligible for NHSC placement in high-need communities.

For information regarding site eligibility and application process visit:, NHSC Toll Free Number: (800) 221-9393.

For any questions regarding NHSC, contact Nicole Watson at Nicole.Watson@State.MA.US or (617) 624-6051.