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New Oklahoma Health Corps Program Offers Up to $50,000 in Loan Repayment to Healthcare Professionals Serving in Shortage Areas

ByEditor

Feb 12, 2024
Oklahoma State Department of Health introduces loan repayment program to address clinician shortages

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and its Office of Primary Care recently launched a loan repayment program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program, known as OK Health Corps, aims to provide financial support for health professionals working in shortage areas in the state.

Eligible health professionals in the fields of primary care, mental health, and dental health can receive awards of up to $50,000 through the OK Health Corps program. To be eligible, recipients must commit to two years of service in community facilities certified under the National Health Services Corps, a federal program that supports providers through loan repayment. These facilities must be located in designated health professional shortage areas and must fill out a site agreement.

Different amounts are available for different providers. Psychiatrists can receive up to $50,000, while other professionals such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, pharmacists

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