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2019 NHSC Loan Repayment Programs - Substance Abuse Counselors Included

 | Published on 1/8/2019

2019 NHSC Loan Repayment Programs

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The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) seeks clinicians who want to serve the nation’s underserved rural, urban and tribal communities.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP)

The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) offers licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines the opportunity to receive loan repayment up to $50,000.

In exchange, participants serve for at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Learn about application details including eligibility and service requirements in the 2019 Application and Program Guidance (NHSC LRP) (PDF - 550 KB).

New in 2019: Substance Use Disorder Program

To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP) offers eligible clinicians up to $75,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide substance use disorder treatment services at NHSC-approved sites.

This program is available to more professionals, including pharmacists and registered nurses. For more information, refer to the fact sheet and 2019 Application and Program Guidance (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP) (PDF - 573 KB).

Applicants will receive priority if they:

  • Have a DATA 2000 waiver;
  • Serve in an opioid treatment program; or
  • Are licensed or certified in substance use disorder interventions, such as master’s–level substance use disorder counselors.

Compare the SUD Workforce LRP with the traditional NHSC LRP: