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Loan RepaymentIf you are employed by the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, you may be eligible for the loan repayment program, which can assist you in paying down your education loans. The Loan Repayment option is available through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/
Purposes and Uses
The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral/mental health clinicians in eligible communities of need designated as “health professional shortage areas”. The information an applicant supplies will be used to evaluate their eligibility, qualifications and suitability for participating in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
What is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)?
The NHSC LRP is administered by the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NHSC LRP seeks primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse]midwives, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, and behavioral and mental health providers to provide culturally competent, interdisciplinary primary health care services to underserved populations located in selected Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) identified by the Secretary of HHS. HPSAs can be found in rural and urban communities across the nation. In return, the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program assists clinicians in their repayment of outstanding qualifying educational loans.
The NHSC seeks clinicians who demonstrate the characteristics for and an interest in serving the nation’s medically underserved populations and remaining in Health Professional Shortage Areas beyond their service commitment. It is important to remember that service to HPSA populations, not the repayment of educational loans, is the primary purpose of the NHSC LRP.