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National Health Service Corps Site Application

Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 25, 2024

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:

  • Clinicians practicing in eligible NHSC disciplines who work at NHSC-approved sites are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
  • NHSC Scholars who have completed their training must work at an NHSC-approved site.
  • 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 and have the appropriate HPSA designation for the specific category in which a NHSC clinician would serve
  • Provide primary care medical, dental, mental and behavioral health, and/or outpatient substance use disorder services
  • Offer a sliding fee discount program to patients who qualify
  • Provide services regardless of a patient's ability to pay
  • Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Must not discriminate in provision of services based on an individual's race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity
  • Maintain a clinician recruitment and retention plan

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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

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

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