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South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program

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South Dakota Department of Health
Oct 31, 2023

Amber Hodgin


The South Dakota Department of Health offers loan repayment for primary care providers, mental health providers, and dental health providers practicing in rural and urban Health Professional Shortage Areas. Participants must complete a two-year service obligation in nonprofit private or public sites located in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Program flyer


Clinicians must have a current, full, permanent, unrestricted health professional license, certificate, or registration (whichever is applicable) in South Dakota.

Eligible professions include:

  • Primary care physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Health service psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Alcohol and substance abuse counselors

Map of participating communities

Geographic coverage
South Dakota
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000 a year for full-time primary care providers and up to $12,500 a year for half-time providers.

Application process

A link to the online application is 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 · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · South Dakota

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