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LRP Administrator
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Planning
Division of Health Professions Development
Room 1033, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
717-772-5298 Phone
717-705-6525 Fax
loanrepayment@pa.gov Email

Pennsylvania Primary Health Care
Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

The Department of Health provides loan repayment opportunities as an incentive to recruit and retain primary care practitioners willing to serve underserved Pennsylvania residents and to make a commitment to practicing in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Request for Applications #67-56   November 2016

Loan Repayment Program Information, Application Procedures and Application Instructions:  Download a copy of the LRP Request for Applications #67-56 from the link below. All applications must be submitted via the web-based application (link below) by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 21, 2016.

LRP Request for Applications #67-56 (PDF)
RFA 67-56 Question Answers (PDF)
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 and Dentists: 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:

  • Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO) Physicians (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry);
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners ( Adult, Family, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Women's Health, Mental Health/Psychiatry);
  • General Dentists;
  • Registered Dental Hygienists;
  • Certified Nurse Midwives;
  • Physician Assistants (Adult, Family, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Women's Health, 
    Mental Health/Psychiatry);
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (employed at primary care clinic only);
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (employed at primary care clinic only);
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (employed at primary care clinic only); and
  • Psychologists (employed at primary care clinic only).

Practice Site Application

Practitioner 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.

LRP Practice Site Application (online)

Site Application Instructions and Guide (PDF)

LRP Approved Practice Sites (PDF)