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Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program

Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


The Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health provides loan repayment assistance for healthcare professionals who locate and practice in underserved areas in Utah.

Recipients must commit to a 3 year service requirement in a Health Professional Shortage Area.

Program flyer


Eligibility requirements include:

  • Meet the direct patient care requirement (no more than 8 hours spent on administrative activities for full time awards; 4 hours for part time awards)
  • Work at least 20 hours for a part time award
  • Work at an approved job site
  • Have an unrestricted license that does not require supervision
  • Have worked at the approved site for less than 18 months
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts by provider type:

  • MD/DO/DDS/DMD/PHARM - $75,000
  • Psychologists/PA/APRN/CNM - $45,000
  • LMFT/LCSW, OTR/L - $37,500
  • BS/BA, RN/RDH, CMHC, CSW, BSDH - $30,000
  • AA RN/SUDC/RDH, AAS - $15,000
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist - $750

The provider's site is required to match 20% of the award amount.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted before January 15 or August 15 each year.

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 · Substance use and misuse · Utah

Organizations (1)

  • Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, view details

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