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National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program GSHPSR Annual Meeting The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Lake Oconee June 13, 2013. David P. Glass Director, Georgia Primary Care Office State Office of Rural Health (229) 401-3094 [email protected]

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National Health Service Corps

Loan Repayment Program

GSHPSR Annual Meeting

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge

Lake Oconee

June 13, 2013

David P. Glass

Director, Georgia Primary Care Office

State Office of Rural Health

(229) 401-3094

[email protected]


A network of close to 10,000 primary health care professionals and 14,000 sites*

*As of July 2012


Georgia nhsc field strength
Georgia NHSC Field Strength professionals and 14,000 sites*

  • 192 Total Participants 

  • 177 Loan Repayment  

  • 15 Scholarship  

  • 421 Approved Service Sites

  • 140 Sites where LRPs/SPs

  • are working 


Loan repayment program
Loan Repayment professionals and 14,000 sites*Program

(LRP)

Offers both full-time and part-time options


Up to professionals and 14,000 sites*

Up to

$60,000

$140,000

2 yearS

5 yearS

Initial Award - based upon the need of the community in which a provider works


Eligibility
Eligibility professionals and 14,000 sites*

  • U.S. citizen or national

  • Currently work, or applying to work, at an NHSC-approved site

  • Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts

  • Licensed to practice in state where employer site is located


Eligible disciplines
Eligible Disciplines professionals and 14,000 sites*

  • Physician (MD or DO)

    • Family Medicine

    • General Internal Medicine

    • Obstetrics/Gynecology

    • General Pediatrics

    • Geriatrics

  • Nurse practitioner (primary care)

  • Certified nurse-midwife

  • Physician assistant


  • Dentist professionals and 14,000 sites*(general or pediatric)

  • Dental hygienist

  • Psychiatrist

  • Psychologist (health service)

  • Licensed clinical social worker

  • Psychiatric nurse specialist

  • Marriage and family therapist

  • Licensed professional counselor


How to apply
How to apply? professionals and 14,000 sites*

1

2

3

Find a job at an NHSC-approved site or find out if your current job is at an NHSC-approved site

Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment

Review the Application and Program Guidance

nhscjobs.hrsa.gov


Nhsc sites
NHSC professionals and 14,000 sites*Sites


Eligible types of sites
Eligible Types of Sites professionals and 14,000 sites*

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

  • FQHC Look-Alike

  • Certified Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

  • Hospital-Affiliated Primary Care Outpatient Clinic

  • Certified Critical Access Hospital (CAH)

  • State or Federal Correctional Facility

  • Private Practice (Solo/Group)

  • Community Mental Health Facility

  • Other Health Facility


Eligibility1
Eligibility professionals and 14,000 sites*

  • Located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

    • A geographic area, population group, or health care facility that has been designated by HRSA as having a shortage of health professionals

  • See all patients regardless of ability to pay

  • Provide services on a discount fee schedule


  • Eligibility2
    Eligibility professionals and 14,000 sites*

    • Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

    • Not discriminate in the provision of services

    • Document sound fiscal management

    • Have capacity to maintain a competitive salary, benefits, and malpractice coverage package for providers


    The next site application cycle will open on September 2, 2013 and end on November 1, 2013.

    • nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites


    Scholarship program
    Scholarship 2013 and end on November 1, 2013.Program

    (SP)


    Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive a scholarship now and serve later.

    The scholarship* includes:

    • Payment of tuition and required fees (tax-free)

    • Some other tax-free educational costs (books, etc.)

    • A monthly living stipend (taxable)

    *available for up to 4 years


    Scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of their training — one year for each year of support (at least 2 years).

    YEARS OF

    YEARS OF

    =

    SUPPORT

    SERVICE


    Eligibility3
    Eligibility their training — one year for each year of support (at least 2 years).

    • U.S. citizen or national

    • Full-time student at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in:

      • Medicine (DO or MD)

      • Dentistry (DMD or DDS)

      • Nurse practitioner

      • Certified nurse-midwife

      • Physician assistant (primary care)



    Students to service loan repayment program
    Students to Service Loan Repayment Program to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    (S2S LRP)


    Up to to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    Up to

    $120,000

    $120,000

    3 yearS

    Full-Time Service

    6 yearS

    Part-time service

    The NHSC offers up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment for 3 years of full-time or 6 years of half-time service.

    With continued service, eligible providers may be able to pay off all their student loans.


    Eligibility4
    Eligibility to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    • U.S. citizen or national

    • Full-time student in the last year at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in Medicine (MD or DO)

    • Planning to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an NHSC-approved specialty (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and Geriatrics)

    • Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts


    Awards
    awards to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    • 100 awards planned

    • The NHSC will give funding preference to applicants who:

      • Come from a disadvantaged background

      • Display characteristics that indicate a higher likelihood of continuing to serve in an underserved area once their service commitment is complete


    NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).


    • Available to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working in a Critical Shortage Facility OR nursing faculty employed by an accredited school of nursing.

    • NURSE Corps program participants receive 60 percent of their total outstanding qualifying educational loan balance incurred while pursuing an education in nursing for a two-year service commitment.

    • Qualifying NURSE Corps participants may receive an additional 25 percent of their original loan balance for a third year of service.


    Eligibility5
    Eligibility to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident;

    • Be a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, such as a nurse practitioner, or nurse faculty with a diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing;

    • Be employed full-time (at least 32 hours per week) at a public or private, non-profit Critical Shortage Facility OR be employed full-time at an accredited, public or private, non-profit school of nursing;

    • Have completed the program for which the loan applies.


    Customer care center
    Customer Care Center to 14,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas (HPSA 16+).

    • Access member resources and information by:

      • Phone: 1-800-221-9393

      • Email: [email protected]

      • Web: NHSC.hrsa.gov

      • Jobs Center: nhscjobs.hrsa.gov

      • Apply: programportal.hrsa.gov


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