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National Health Service Corps Site Application

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 28, 2018

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The National Health Service Corps provides assistance for qualifying practice sites in recruiting and retaining community-responsive, culturally competent primary care clinicians. If approved as an NHSC site, open vacancies will be published on the NHSC Health Workforce Connector and viewed by hundreds of clinicians, including NHSC Scholars and those interested in the Loan Repayment Program.

Additional benefits include:

  • Opportunities to network with other NHSC-approved sites and community organizations
  • Direct access to State Primary Care Offices that help to increase access to primary healthcare services
  • Membership in a network of partners who are dedicated to providing care in underserved communities

Sites must meet several criteria, including:

  • Located in a federally-designated HPSA
  • Provides primary care medical, dental, or mental and behavioral health services
  • Provide services regardless of a patient's ability to pay
  • Offer discounted fees to patients who qualify
  • Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

A complete listing of approved facility types and eligibility requirements is available in the Site Reference Guide.

New in 2018 - Outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities are now eligible to apply if the site provides any of the following services:

  • General substance use disorder treatment
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Opioid treatment program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

There is no cost for the assistance provided. Sites must be officially accepted into the NHSC program.

Application process

To begin the application process for NHSC assistance, sites must complete the NHSC Recruitment and Retention Assistance application available on the program website. Links to application instructions are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare workforce · Hospitals · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural Health Clinics · Scholarships for health careers · Sole Community Hospitals

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