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NHSC Loan Repayment
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need for health care.
Mendocino Coast Clinics is located in at Health Professional Shortage Area, so our providers are eligible For NHSC scholarships or loan repayments.
The NHSC scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical or dental training. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between 2 and 4 years in a community-based site like Mendocino Coast Clinics that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site.
The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers fully trained medical, dental and certain behavioral health clinicians $60,000 to repay student loans in exchange for 2 years serving in a community-based site such as Mendocino Coast Clinics.
After completing their 2 years of service, loan repayors may apply for additional years of support.
The loan repayment program recruits both clinicians just completing training and seasoned professionals to meet the immediate need for care throughout the Nation.
For more information contact http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/about/.