Missouri Health Professional Loan Repayment

MISSOURI DEPARTMENTOF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount -

Description

Health Professional Loan Repayment is the repayment of outstanding educational loans in exchange for providing primary health care services in areas of need in Missouri. Minimum two-year contract required. The Department provides loan repayment to the following:

  • registered and advanced practice nurses
  • primary care physicians
  • primary care dentists
  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • licensed clinical social workers
  • licensed professional counselors
  • dietitians/nutritionists

Maximum loan repayment amounts:

  • $25,000 per year for primary care physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
  • $10,000 per year for primary care advanced practice nurses, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers.
  • $5,000 per year for primary care registered nurses and dietitians/nutritionists.

The following are for primary care practitioners only:

  • Must provide services to MO HealthNet patients.
  • Must enter into an appropriate agreement with the state Children's Health Insurance Program to provide service to children under Title XXI.
  • Must provide a sliding fee scale for the uninsured. This scale must be posted in a public area.

Eligibility Criteria:

Each application will be scored using the criteria listed below:

  • Completed applications with applicable attachments included. Incomplete applications will not be scored.
  • Application period is January 1 through June 30.  Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30.
  • Qualifying employment in a rural or underserved area of need.
  • Must be employed on a full-time basis.
  • No existing service contract (e.g. PRIMO obligation, Missouri Practical Nursing Program).
  • Utilize and publicly post a sliding-fee schedule.
  • Accept Medicaid and MC+ patients.
  • Submit annually an aggregate payer source report that demonstrates they serve medically-underserved populations.
  • Positive employer recommendation.

More Information

http://health.mo.gov/living/families/primarycare/loanrepayment/index.php

MISSOURI DEPARTMENTOF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES
OFFICE OF PRIMARYCARE AND RURALHEALTH
P.O. BOX 570
JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65102-0570