View National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program Requirements

The NHSC at the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is committed to improving the health of the nation's underserved by uniting communities in need with health professionals, and supporting their efforts to build better systems of care

Program Information for Current Clinicians and Students

The NHSC has numerous health workforce incentive programs including:

  • NHSC (NHSC LRP)
    Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site.
  • NHSC Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
    Nurse practitioners who are dedicated to working in communities with limited access to health care can reduce their educational debt. This program supports nurse practitioners who are dedicated to working in health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses.
  • Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP)
    Medical (MD or DO) and dental (DDS or DMD) students may earn up to $120,000 in their final year of school. Students must commit to serving at least three years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Program Information for Healthcare Facilities

  • National Health Service Corps Site Applications
    The NHSC can help you recruit and retain qualified health care providers who care about patients living in communities with limited access to care and choose to work where they are needed most.

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