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National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Program Description

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program recruits health professionals to work in selected health professional shortage areas and, in return, helps repay their qualifying educational loans. In addition to loan repayment, these clinicians receive a competitive salary, some tax relief benefits, and a chance to have a significant impact on a community. Maximum repayment during the required initial two-year contract is $25,000 each year. Participants may extend loan repayments beyond two years, one year at a time, to the extent they have unpaid qualifying educational loans and serve at an eligible site.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or dual citizen who is not medically qualified/certified/licensed but has student loan debt and is willing to provide primary health care services in an area with a shortage of health professionals.

Loan Terms

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Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the NHSC Loan Repayment Program and how to apply, visit:

If you have any questions, please contact the HRSA Call Center at 1-800-221-9393 (TTY for hearing impaired: 1-877-897-9910), from Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, or email:

Managing Agency

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services