The Department of Health provides loan repayment opportunities as an incentive to recruit and to retain primary care practitioners willing to serve underserved Pennsylvania residents and to make a commitment to practicing in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Program
Applications are currently being accepted. Apply now on-line!
Primary Care Loan Repayment Application:
LRP Application (On-line)
LRP Application Instructions and Guidance
LRP Recommendations Form
LRP Loan Verification Form
Applicants will not be able to complete an application until their employer has submitted a Loan Repayment Practice Site Application and it has been approved by the Department.
Eligible participants include:
- Family Practice Physicians
- General Internal Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- Osteopathic General Practice
- General Dentists
- Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (Primary Care)
- Certified Nurse Midwives
- Physician Assistants (Primary Care)
Physicians and dentists may receive up to $64,000 in educational loan repayment. Nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants may receive up to $40,000. This program requires a contract commitment of three or four years.
Practice Site Application:
LRP Practice Site Application (On-line)
Site Application Instructions & Guide
Loan Repayment Fact Sheet
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