The Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) loan repayment application is now open! Starting on September 1, 2012 until September 30, 2012, the online application is available for primary health care professionals who want to work in approved areas of Colorado, including Community Health Centers (CHCs).
CHSC offers generous student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year service commitment at clinical practice sites caring for Coloradoans in greatest need.
To be eligible for the qualified student loan repayment, an individual must practice full time delivering primary health care services in a public or nonprofit clinic in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low income, uninsured patients. The good news is, all of Colorado’s CHCs are automatically approved HPSA sites.
The nontaxable awards vary by health profession. Physicians and dentists may be awarded up to $35,000; physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and mental health providers may be awarded up to $20,000; and dental hygienists can receive up to $7,500, per year of service. All contracts are for three years to facilitate long-term primary care provider retention in underserved Colorado communities.
Are you ready to apply? Access the CHSC provider application here. For questions about eligibility, please contact the Colorado Primary Care Office at 303-692-2466.