As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
How LRP Can Work For You
If you are a dedicated health professional willing to fulfill a two-year service commitment, the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) can help you chart a course for a long-lasting and successful health care career. The LRP awards repayment of up to $40,000 for qualified health profession education loans to clinicians who commit to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities for an initial two-year commitment. Opportunities are based on Indian health program facilities with the greatest staffing needs in specific health profession disciplines.
As an LRP participant, your skills will help communities in need of medical professionals and services, allowing you to practice where you’re needed while paying off your qualified school loans. Many health professionals enter this program because of the financial rewards, but find the cultural and professional rewards to be so great that they spend their entire careers working in Indian health.