Eligible Disciplines and Shortage Areas

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​There are a variety of state and federal programs which require a shortage area designation for one to be eligible to participate. 

Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner ​State Shortage Area​Eligible for State Loan Repayment Program​Federal Shortage Area​Eligible for NHSC Nebraska SLRP
Family Medicine/Practice Family Medicine*YES Primary Care HPSAYES
General Internal Medicine Internal MedicineYES Primary Care HPSAYES
General Pediatrics PediatricsYES Primary Care HPSAYES
General Obstetrics and Gynecology OB/GYNYES Primary Care HPSAYES
General Psychiatry Psychiatry*YES Mental Health HPSAYES
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Psychiatry*YES Mental Health HPSAYES
General Surgery General SurgeryYESNOT ELIGIBLE


 

Dentistry​State Shortage Area​Eligible for State Loan Repayment Program​Federal Shortage Area​Eligibile for NHSC Nebraska SLRP
General Dentistry General Dentistry**YES Dental HPSAYES
Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric DentistryYES Dental HPSAYES
Oral Surgery Oral SurgeryYESNOT ELIGIBLE
Dental HygienistNOT ELIGIBLE Dental HPSAYES


 

Mental Health​State Shortage Area​Eligible for State Loan Repayment Program​Federal Shortage Area​Eligibile for NHSC Nebraska SLRP
Clinical Psychologist Psychiatry*YES Mental Health HPSAYES
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Psychiatry*YES Mental Health HPSAYES
Masters Level Alcohol & Drug AbuseNOT ELIGIBLE Mental Health HPSAYES


 

Allied Health​State Shortage Area​Eligible for State Loan Repayment Program​Federal Shortage Area​Eligibile for NHSC Nebraska SLRP
Pharmacist PharmacyYESAny Federal HPSAYES
Occupational Therapist Occupational TherapyYESNOT ELIGIBLE
Physical Therapist Physical TherapyYESNOT ELIGIBLE


Mental Health and Family Medicine/Practice areas within 25 miles of Lincoln/Omaha are NOT eligible.*

General Dentistry areas within 50 miles of Lincoln/Omaha are NOT eligible**

Maximum loan repayment local matching amounts vary from $12,500 to $30,000 per year and from 2 to 4 years. The total amount of an award will be based on qualifying loans and available funding.

Discipline Maximum Amount Per Year of
Matching Local Funding
Physician$25,000 - $30,000
Psychologist$25,000 - $30,000
Dentist$25,000 - $30,000
Nurse Practitioner$12,500 - $25,000
Physician Assistant$12,500 - $25,000
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner$12,500 - $25,000
Pharmacist$15,000 - $25,000
Occupational Therapy$15,000
Physical Therapy$15,000

Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area Guidelines 

Federal Shortage Area Criteria