The Department of Health provides loan repayment opportunities as an incentive to recruit and to retain primary care practitioners willing to serve underserved Pennsylvania residents and to make a commitment to practicing in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas.

Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Program


All available loan repayment awards for the current opportunity have been awarded.  Applications are no longer being accepted.  Submit an e-mail to to request to be notified when a new application cycle opens.

Primary Care Loan Repayment Application:
LRP Application (On-line)

LRP Application Instructions and Guidance

LRP Recommendations Form
LRP Loan Verification Form

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.

Eligible participants include:

  • Physicians
    • Family Practice Physicians
    • General Internal Medicine
    • General Pediatrics
    • Osteopathic General Practice
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • General Dentists
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (Primary Care)
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Physician Assistants (Primary Care)

Physicians and dentists may receive up to $64,000 in educational loan repayment. Nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants may receive up to $40,000.  This program requires a contract commitment of three or four years.

Practice Site Application:
LRP Practice Site Application (On-line)
Site Application Instructions & Guide

Loan Repayment Fact Sheet

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Loan Repayment Program