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Office of Rural Health
Office of Rural Health
Office of Rural Health
 
Eligible Disciplines and Shortage Areas
 
 
 
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
  
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rural Health Home

Nebraska Office of Rural Health
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
402-471-2337 | Contact our Staff
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