Shortage Designations

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) are service areas or population groups that have been designated as having too few primary medical care, dental, or mental health providers to meet the needs of the population. These shortages may be geographic-, population-, or facility-based:

View our interactive map of Shortage Designations: (Click on the map)

We also have hard copy PDF maps available here:

(Use the HPSA Find website to locate a HPSA)

Medically Underserved Areas/Populations

Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) are service areas or population groups who face economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.

Fact Sheets: