Colorado Health Service Corps hourly requirements

 
Direct clinical care
A medically necessary medical, dental, mental or behavioral health visit or a qualified preventive health visit is direct clinical care. The visit must be a face-to-face/one-on-one encounter between the patient and clinician during which time one or more services are rendered.
 
Every participant must engage in the clinical practice of the eligible discipline for which he or she was awarded, at the approved site, for the duration of the service obligation.
 
Full-time service obligation
You must work at least 40 hours per week, year round.
  • Most primary care health professionals:
    • A minimum of 32 hours per week must be spent in direct face-to-face patient care at the approved site(s). A maximum of eight hours per week can be spent teaching, serving patients in an alternate setting or performing administrative duties.
  • Mental and behavioral health professionals, pediatric dentists, certified nurse midwives, physicians who practice obstetrics or geriatrics:
    • A minimum of 21 hours per week must be spent in direct face-to-face patient care at the approved site(s). An additional 11-19 hours per week can be spent on patient care at the approved site or in an alternate setting. No more than eight hours per week can be spent teaching or performing administrative duties.
 
Part-time service obligation
You must work at least 20 hours per week, year round.
  • Most primary care health professionals:
    • A minimum of 16 hours per week must be spent in direct face-to-face patient care at the approved site(s). A maximum of four hours per week can be spent teaching, serving patients in an alternate setting or performing administrative duties.
  • Mental and behavioral health professionals, pediatric dentists, certified nurse midwives, physicians who practice obstetrics or geriatrics:
    • A minimum of 11 hours per week must be spent in direct face-to-face patient care at the approved site(s). An additional five to nine hours per week can be spent on patient care at the approved site or in an alternate setting. No more than four hours per week can be spent teaching or performing administrative duties.