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Pennsylvania Announces Mental Health Care Loan Repayment Program – DEADLINE 2/21/18

Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tyler Woodcook
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Pennsylvania Announces Mental Health Care Loan Repayment Program

The Department of Health provides loan repayment opportunities as an incentive to recruit and retain primary health and behavioral health practitioners (physicians, licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners) willing to serve underserved Pennsylvania residents and to make a commitment to practicing in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Loan Repayment Program Information, Application Procedures and Application Instructions: Download a copy of the LRP Request for Applications #67-75 from the link below. All applications must be submitted via the web-based application (link below) by 11:59 p.m. February 21.

LINK: LRP Request for Applications #67-75 (PDF)
LINK: Pa. Primary Care Loan Repayment Program Web-based Application (online)

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.

Full-time and Half-time Two-Year Contracts:
  • Physicians: Up to $100,000 full-time, up to $50,000 half-time
  • Other Practitioners: Up to $60,000 full-time, up to $30,000 half-time

Eligible Participants Include:
  • Physicians (now including psychiatry);
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners;
  • Physician Assistants;
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (employed at primary care or outpatient mental health clinic only);
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (employed at primary care or outpatient mental health clinic only);
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (employed at primary care or outpatient mental health clinic only); and
  • Psychologists (employed at primary care or outpatient mental health clinic only).

Questions can be directed to the Department of Health LRP Administrator at:
Phone: 717-772-5298
Fax: 717-705-6525
Email: loanrepayment@pa.gov


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