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NHSC Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program offers awards to clinicians working at Indian Health Service facilities, Tribally-Operated 638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs.  

NHSC increased the award amount for physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants who provide primary care services in high-need communities (located in a primary care HPSA) to address the critical shortages of these practitioners.

The increased award amounts are:

  • Up to $75,000 for a full-time, two-year service commitment
  • Up to $37,500 for a half-time, two-year service commitment

If you are in an eligible discipline but you provide mental or behavioral health care services, you will not be eligible for the increased award amount. Instead, all other providers eligible for an NHSC award will receive up to $50,000 of support for a full-time, two-year service commitment.

The IHS Loan Repayment Program encourages all interested providers who may qualify for the NHSC program to apply for this funding. For more information, please visit the NHSC website.