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Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program

Illinois Center for Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, dentists, and psychiatrists who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Illinois.

Applicants must agree to serve for a minimum of 2 years, and can extend the service contract up to 4 years.


Eligible professions include:

  • Primary care physicians
    • Family practice
    • Internal medicine
    • General pediatrics
    • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse midwives
  • Dentists
  • Psychiatrists
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Maximum repayment amount: $50,000

Sites must contribute up to $12,500 per year.

Application process

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

Applications are accepted throughout the year as long as funding is available.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Illinois

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