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Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program

Oregon Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program offers matching funds for loan repayment for primary care providers who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of Oregon for a period of at least 2 years.


To qualify, participants must be U.S. citizens, and they must work full-time or be contracted to begin work at a practice site located in a HPSA in Oregon.

Eligible professions include:

  • Allopathic or Osteopathic Physicians specializing in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine, Gerontology, General Psychiatry, or Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physician Assistants
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Dentists (DMD/DDS)
  • Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists
  • Licensed Mental Health or Behavioral Health Professionals: Clinical or Counseling Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, or Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor IIIs (Master Degree required)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants may receive awards of up to 50% of their qualifying educational debt for an initial two-year obligation. A maximum of $35,000 per year is available for providers practicing full time and up to $17,500 per year for providers practicing half-time. Providers may receive a maximum of $100,000.

The Loan Repayment Program will provide half of the funds, and the healthcare practice site must agree to provide matching funds and a 10% administrative fee.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and application forms are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be faxed to 503.494.4798 or emailed to

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · Oregon

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