ConcussionConcussion ManagementDrivingEbolaEmergency Medical ServicesEpidemiologyEvery Woman MattersHANHealth NavigationHealthcare Associated InfectionsHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention ProgramImmunizationInjury PreventionJoint Data CenterMaternal Child Adolescent HealthMCH Block GrantNebraska Colon Cancer Screening ProgramNebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ProgramOccupational Safety and Health SurveillanceOral HealthPalliativeCareRural HealthCurrently selectedSearchSHIPSIDSTobacco Hurts BusinessWomens & Mens Health ProgramsWomens Health InitiativesWorkplace Wellness Toolkit Home Nebraska Loan Repayment Programs Eligible Disciplines and Shortage Areas FLEX & SHIP Programs State 30 J1 Visa Waiver Program Facilities Designated for Underserved Populations Recruitment & Retention Assistance Articles & Newsletters Useful Links Upcoming Events Rural Health Advisory Commission PCMH Stakeholder Group Eligible Disciplines and Shortage Areas Subscribe to this page There are a variety of state and federal programs which require a shortage area designation for one to be eligible to participate. Disciplines and Specialties State Shortage Area Eligibility State Loan Repayment Program Federal Shortage Area Eligibility NHSC Nebraska SLRP Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine/Practice Family Medicine* YES Primary Care HPSA YES General Internal Medicine Internal Medicine YES Primary Care HPSA YES General Pediatrics Pediatrics YES Primary Care HPSA YES General Obstetrics and Gynecology OB/GYN YES Primary Care HPSA YES General Psychiatry Psychiatry* YES Mental Health HPSA YES Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Psychiatry* YES Mental Health HPSA YES General Surgery General Surgery YES NOT ELIGIBLE Dentistry General Dentistry General Dentistry** YES Dental HPSA YES Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry YES Dental HPSA YES Oral Surgery Oral Surgery YES NOT ELIGIBLE Dental Hygienist NOT ELIGIBLE Dental HPSA YES Mental Health Clinical Psychologist Psychiatry* YES Mental Health HPSA YES Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Psychiatry* YES Mental Health HPSA YES Masters Level Alcohol & Drug Abuse NOT ELIGIBLE Mental Health HPSA YES Allied Health Pharmacist Pharmacy YES Any Federal HPSA YES Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy YES NOT ELIGIBLE Physical Therapist Physical Therapy YES NOT 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 ofMatching 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 Rural Health Home Nebraska Office of Rural Health301 Centennial Mall SouthP.O. Box 95026Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 402-471-2337 | Contact our Staff Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.