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Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program

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Pennsylvania Department of Health
Nov 13, 2023

The Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance to certain health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Pennsylvania for a period of 2 years.

Program fact sheet


Eligible primary care professions include:

  • Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) Physicians (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners ( Adult, Family, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Women's Health, Mental Health/Psychiatry)
  • General Dentists
  • Registered Dental Hygienists
  • Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Physician Assistants (Adult, Family, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Women's Health, Mental Health/Psychiatry)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists

Eligibility requirements:

  • Employed at an approved outpatient primary care practice site
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Graduate of an accredited educational program in the U.S.
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania license in one of the eligible disciplines listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Physicians, dentists, and psychologists may receive up to $80,000 for full-time service.

Other practitioners may receive up to $48,000 for full-time service.

Application process

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

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 · Pennsylvania

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