Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program

State of Ohio
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $20k - 80k
Duration 4 Years

Check with program administrator for deadlines.


The Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program (OPLRP) is a program in which American primary care physicians agree to practice primary care medicine 40 hours per week in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or former HPSA. They also agree to treat a percentage of Medicaid and Medicare patients equal to the percentage in their service area. In return, they receive up to $80,000 of medical school debt repaid ($20,000 over a four-year period).

OPLRP participants have an initial contract of two years of service, then a follow-up contract of either one two-year contract or two one-year contracts.

Participants must be primary care physicians in the following areas:

  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN


  • Not Applicable

Other Restrictions

Limited to primary care, new graduates or who have been practicing for less than 3 years.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information


Ohio Department of Health, Primary Care & Rural Health Program
State of Ohio
Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services
246 North High Street, PO Box 118
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
Phone: (614)644-8508
Fax: (614)564-2432
Email: BCHSSD@odh.ohio.gov