National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

As Utah’s PCO, we work with our federal, state, and local partners to help place health care professionals in designated shortage areas across the state.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers educational loan repayment and scholarship programs to health care providers in exchange for working in a shortage area. Clinical practice sites can recruit and retain qualified providers by becoming an NHSC-approved site.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program

This program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed or seeking employment at approved sites.

For more information on this program, please visit their website:  https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html

NHSC Substance Use Disorder Program

NHSC SUD Workforce LRP offers awards to providers who use evidence-based treatment models to treat substance use disorders. Evidence-based SUD treatment contributes to combating this epidemic through specific eligibility. Providers must be trained and licensed to provide SUD treatment at NHSC-approved evidenced-based SUD treatment facilities.

For more information on this program, please visit their website: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-sud-workforce-loan-repayment-program.html

NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program

This program is designed for providers in rural communities working to address the opioid crisis. In partnership with the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, providers at participating locations are eligible to apply for this program.

For more information, please visit their website: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-rural-community-loan-repayment-program

NHSC Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded each year to students pursuing primary care careers. In return, students commit to serving for 2 to 4 years after graduation and completion of training.

For more information on this program, please visit their website: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program puts registered nurses (including advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty) on a rewarding career path while paying off 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans in just 2 years – and an additional 25 percent of the original balance for an optional third year.

For more information on this program, please visit their website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps

NHSC Eligible Sites

If you are interested in applying to become an eligible NHSC site, please review their Site Reference Guide 


Map of NHSC Approved Sites


Map of NHSC providers by county in Utah

Holli 

PCO Program Specialist 
801.273.6621

hchilds @ utah.gov