2022 NHSC New Site Application Cycle is Now Open

Colton Gordon Loan Repayment, News, Primary Care Office, State Office of Rural Health

Eligible healthcare facilities can apply to become National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites. NHSC-approved sites provide outpatient, primary health care services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) Sites must contact their State Primary Care Office (PCO) when applying for, or inquiring about, a HPSA designation.

We require behavioral and mental health providers to practice in a community-based setting that provides access to comprehensive mental and behavioral health services. Sites that do not offer all required services must demonstrate referral agreements with facilities that provides these services.

Apply now to the NHSC New Site Application cycle is now open through May 10, 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • Review the Site Reference Guide (PDF – 991 KB). It details everything we expect of NHSC-approved sites.
  • Sites providing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment should pay close attention to the Site Opt-In Instructions (PDF).
  • Sites providing behavioral health services will need to review the Behavioral Health Services Checklist (PDF), which contains updated requirements for behavioral health providers and sites. Impacts all current and prospective NHSC sites that provide behavioral health services.

Accepting applications through
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.