Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
Oklahoma State Department of Health introduces loan repayment program to address clinician shortages

In a bid to support health professionals working in underserved areas, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and its Office of Primary Care has launched a loan repayment program. The program, known as OK Health Corps, is aimed at providing financial support for health workers in shortage areas across the state.

Under the program, health professionals in primary care, mental health, and dental health are eligible to receive awards of up to $50,000. To be eligible for the program, recipients must commit to two years of service in community facilities certified under the National Health Services Corps. These facilities must be located in designated health professional shortage areas and must fill out a site agreement.

The amounts awarded will not exceed the outstanding balance of qualified educational loans. Psychiatrists can receive up to $50,000, while other professionals such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, pharmacists, and eligible mental health clinicians can receive up to $35

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