Offering financial support to PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Learn more about how you can pay back your student loans while giving back to your community.
Growing the primary care workforce by SERVING COMMUNITIES
We are connecting dedicated primary care providers to the communities that need them.
Offering scholarships to students in PRIMARY CARE HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS
Learn more about how you can get your tuition paid, perform challenging work, and make a difference to communities in need.
Offering support and
opportunities to NHSC MEMBERS
We provide resources to NHSC providers and sites to support their mission.
Primary care providers can pay off student loans while serving in communities with limited access to health care.
Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive scholarships for serving communities in need upon graduation and completion of training.
Clinical practice sites can recruit and retain qualified providers by becoming an NHSC-approved site.
Nearly 10,000 National Health Service Corps clinicians are treating some 10.4 million people in underserved communities nationwide. We celebrate the important work of the Corps in increasing access to primary care where it’s needed most. More than 146 events are taking place in celebration of Corps Community Day. Check out the Celebrating Healthier Patients and Stronger Communities blog post from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Health care law increases access to primary care through the National Health Service Corps national press release and Growth of the NHSC Overview.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides loan repayment assistance of up to $120,000 to medical students (MD and DO) in their last year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need. Learn more about S2S; refer to some frequently asked questions, and read the Member Story of one Students to Service Awardee.
The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of interactive conference calls discussing the benefits and provisions of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act Conference Calls are being held on various dates in June and July. All calls are open to the public and include a question and answer session where participants can ask HHS staff any questions. Participants are also encouraged to submit questions in advance to have answered on the calls to ACA101@hhs.gov.
The Jobs Center is a resource for primary care providers looking for jobs at NHSC sites. The site provides improved search capabilities and easier navigation, and includes more detailed information about NHSC sites. The Jobs Center is integrated with Google map technology, allowing users to schools, businesses and other amenities surrounding NHSC sites. Check out the NHSC Jobs Center and see the possibilities!
The Partnership for Patients, launched by President Obama, brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates along with state and federal governments in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly. To learn more and pledge your support, visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/compare/partnership-for-patients/.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has directed every Federal Department and Agency to review conference spending. Based on this review, HRSA had to make the tough decision to cutback on NHSC conferences. At this time, there are no additional NHSC conferences planned.
Find Jobs at NHSC Sites
Search for primary care job openings and information on NHSC sites. The HPSA data available at the NHSC Jobs Center is considered the official data for use in the NHSC programs. The NHSC is currently using HPSA data as of June 1, 2012.
New Site Application Dates
The cut-off date for new sites to apply to the NHSC is December 15, 2012. The next new site application cycle will begin July 1, 2013 and will be open through October 31, 2013.
The 2012 NHC Loan Repayment Application cycle is now closed.
The 2012 Students to Service Loan Repayment Application cycle will open in October.
The 2012 NHSC Scholarship application cycle is now closed. Decisions will be sent by September 30, 2012. The next application cycle opens spring 2013.