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Idaho State Loan Repayment Program

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Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Jan 2, 2023

The Idaho State Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of Idaho.

Clinicians receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge
  • Be employed or contracted by a government, nonprofit, or for-profit organization operated by a non-profit entity located in a HPSA
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Commit to fulfilling a 2-year service obligation at the practice location and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed
  • Not have concurrent service obligations
  • Work full-time; 40 hours per week at a minimum of 45 calendar weeks (Sunday-Saturday) per year

Eligible professions and specialties include:

  • Physicians, MD/DO
  • General and pediatric dentists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
  • Health service psychologists, clinical and counseling
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Registered nurses

Priority will be given to primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics) physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses, as well as to mental/behavioral health clinicians with substance abuse certifications/training.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Loan repayment awards can range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for 2 years, depending on the debt amount and award selection.

Funding priority will go to primary care physicians, state hospital applicants, and Critical Access Hospitals.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, 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 · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Idaho

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