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Pennsylvania Primary 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).

THE LRP IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING PRACTITIONER APPLICATIONS

Email loanrepayment@pa.gov to be notified when more information becomes available.

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;
  • Licensed Professional Counselors;
  • Marriage and Family Therapists; and
  • Psychologists.

Practice Site Application

Practice Site Applications are accepted continuously.  Practice Site Administrators or Directors may submit an on-line LRP Practice Site Application through the link to the right.