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

Practice Site Application

LRP Practice Site Application (On-line)

Site Application Instructions & Guide

LRP Approved Practice Sites



A Request for Applications for the program is anticipated to be announced in the Fall of 2014.

  Submit an e-mail to to request to be notified when a new application cycle opens.

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

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.

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
    • General Pediatrics
    • Geriatrics 
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Psychiatry
  • General Dentists
  • Registered Dental Hygienists
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners 
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Physician Assistants
  • 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)



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Loan Repayment Program