Friday, August 31, 2012

Colorado Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Application Opens Sept. 1

The Colorado Health Service Corps is an opportunity for health care professionals to serve in communities where primary health care professionals are in high demand. The Corps offers generous student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year service commitment at clinical practice sites caring for Coloradans in greatest need.

Certain health professionals may be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans if they practice full time, in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), delivering primary health care services, in a public or nonprofit clinic. The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low-income, uninsured patients. Nontaxable awards may be made up to $35,000 for physicians and dentists; up to $20,000 for physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and mental health providers; and up to $7,500 for dental hygienists for each year of service. All contracts are for three years, thus the program’s goal is to facilitate long-term primary care provider retention in underserved Colorado communities.

Please visit the website to access the CHSC provider application. Please pass this on to those who’d be interested. For eligibility questions, please contact the Primary Care Office at 303-692-2466.

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