National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The NHSC has numerous health workforce incentive programs such as scholarships and loan repayment programs including:
- NHSC (NHSC LRP)
Eligible health professionals may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site. For more information, visit the NHSC website, http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/.
- NHSC Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
Nurse practitioners, registered nurses and nurse faculty 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.
To attain the latest information concerning NHSC scholarship and loan repayment opportunities and information on how to become a NHSC approved site, please Sign up for NHSC emails.
Oklahoma Office of Primary Care
The Oklahoma Office of Primary Care (PCO) assists health care professionals with student loan repayment through the NHSC program. The NHSC helps build healthy communities by connecting health providers to areas of the United States with limited access to care. Since its inception in 1972, more than 45,000 primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health professionals have served in NHSC sites across the country. Over its 40-year history, the program has recruited over 30,000 physicians and other health professionals to serve in critical areas across the country.
The NHSC is a Federal government program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce.
For more information, visit the NHSC, the Bureau of Health Workforce, and HRSA websites.
Marisa New, MPH, OTR
NHSC Liaison, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
1000 NE 10th St, Room 506B
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-9444, Ext. 56410
For more information about the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), the Bureau of Health Workforce, and see the NHSC website at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov.