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The Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment program provides grant funding for educational loan repayment to primary care practitioners serving medically underserved populations.  Educational loan repayment is an incentive to recruitment and retention of practitioners for service in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas and other underserved communities.


(October 2014)

  • Applications are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. December 4, 2014.
  •  Loan Repayment Program Information, Application Procedures and Application Instructions:  Download a copy of Request for Applications #67-30 (RFA).
    • Questions regarding this RFA were to be submitted by November 5, 2014.  All questions submitted by the deadline and the answers to those questions can be found in the following document:  RFA #67-30 Questions and Answers 



LRP Request For Applications #67-30

PA Primary Care Loan Repayment Program Web-based Application

 Full-time and Half-time Two Year Contracts:

Physicians & 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:

                    • Physicians
                      • Family Medicine
                      • General Internal Medicine
                      • Pediatrics
                      • Geriatrics
                      • Obstetrics/Gynecology
                      • Psychiatry
                    • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
                      • Adult
                      • Family Medicine
                      • Pediatrics
                      • Geriatrics
                      • Women's Health
                      • Mental Health/Psychiatry
                    • General Dentists
                    • Registered Dental Hygienists
                    • Certified Nurse Midwives
                    • Physician Assistants
                      • Adult
                      • Family Medicine 
                      • Pediatrics
                      • Geriatrics
                      • Women's Health
                      • Mental Health/Psychiatry
                    • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (employed at primary care clinic only)
                    • Licensed Professional Counselors (employed at primary care clinic only)
                    • Marriage and Family Therapists (employed at primary care clinic only)
                    • Psychologists (employed at primary care clinic only)


Practice Site Application

Practitioner applicants will not be able to complete an application until their employer has submitted a Loan Repayment Practice Site Application and it has been approved by the Department.

LRP Practice Site Application (On-line)

Site Application Instructions & Guide

LRP Approved Practice Sites

LRP Fact Sheet 




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Loan Repayment Program

Email: loanrepayment@pa.gov