Under the Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Practitioner Loan Repayment Program, eligible primary care providers may apply for loan repayment aid if they are employed continuously for a four-year time period in a full-time primary care practice at an approved location in a Health Professional Shortage Area.
This program was recently enhanced and offers an opportunity for two additional years of loan repayment aid. Physicians, RN’s, and individuals with extended nursing certificates are eligible to apply.
Keystone Health is an approved location for state loan repayment program participants. To find the eligibility requirements and see how the state loan repayment program works, visit the state’s website at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/index.html, and click on the Loan Repayment Program link.
Through the federal National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program, operated by the Health Resources and Services Administration, fully trained health professionals who are dedicated to working with the underserved and have qualifying educational loans are eligible to compete for repayment of those loans if they choose to serve in a community of greatest need. In addition to loan repayment, these clinicians receive a competitive salary, some tax relief benefits, and a chance to have a significant impact on a community.
Keystone Health is an approved location for federal loan repayment program participants. To learn the details of the federal loan repayment program, visit http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/primary_care_resources/14194/loan_repayment_program/608697.
NHSC Scholars are encouraged to apply. Keystone Health is a J1 Wavier approved site – individuals who may qualify for this program are encouraged to apply.