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National Health Service Corps


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) 

NHSC Information

The NHSC offers scholarships and loan repayment programs to help with the cost of pursuing careers in healthcare fields.

Click here to visit their website: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov

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 qualifying clinical professionals, HRSA offers student loan repayment and/or scholarships in exchange for service to an underserved urban or rural community designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). NHSC awards scholarships and loan repayment to primary care providers in NHSC-eligible disciplines. NHSC providers, in turn, commit to serving for at least two years at an NHSC-approved site located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

 

For more information, visit the NHSC, the Bureau of Health Workforce, and HRSA websites.  

Contact Information
Jana Castleberry
Director, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
Health Policy, Partnerships and Planning

1000 NE 10th St, Room 506B
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-9444, Ext. 56520
E-mail: JanaC@health.ok.gov

 

 

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