Affordable Care Act National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) assists Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in every State, Territory, and Possession of the United States to meet their primary care medical, oral, and mental and behavioral health service needs by increasing the supply of clinicians through the following
programs: National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP), National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (SP), and State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers fully trained primary care clinicians the opportunity to receive assistance to pay off qualifying educational loans in exchange for service in a HPSA.

The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to health professions students committed to a career in primary care and service in underserved communities of greatest need.

The Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program provides assistance to pay off qualifying educational loans to medical students in their last year of school in exchange for service in a HPSA.

The NHSC State Loan Repayment Program provides matching funds in a form of a grant to States to operate their own repayment programs in HPSAs.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Division of National Health Service Corps
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8-37, 5600 Fishers Lane,.

Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 594-4400.

For 24-hour toll-free calls from outside MD: (1-800) 221-9393, use for requesting applications.