Colorado Health Service Corps prospective applicants

 
The next application cycle will be open from March 1 to March 31, 2018.
 
Basic eligibility
 
You may be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans if you practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area, delivering primary health care services in a public or nonprofit clinic. The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low-income, uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale.
 
Please note:
  • You must be employed at an approved site by the first day of the current application cycle.
  • Direct clinical care is defined as a medically necessary medical, dental, mental or behavioral health visit or a qualified preventive health visit. 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.
  • Care rendered via telemedicine is not currently eligible to achieve the hours of direct care minimums.

See below to determine if you are eligible to apply.

 
Eligible health professions
  • Doctors of osteopathic or allopathic medicine (family medicine, geriatrics, general internal medicine, general psychiatry, general child psychiatry, general pediatrics, and general obstetrics and gynecology).
  • Clinical pharmacists (PharmD).
  • Dentists (general and pediatric).
  • Licensed clinical or counseling psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D.).
  • Licensed clinical social workers (master’s or doctoral degree in social work).
  • Licensed professional counselors (master’s or doctoral degree with a major study in counseling).
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (master’s or doctoral degree with a major study in marriage and family therapy).
  • Certified nurse-midwives.
  • Nurse practitioners.
  • Physician assistants.
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists.
  • Registered dental hygienists.

Note: dentists and dental hygienists may also be eligible for the state dental loan repayment program.

 
Award amounts
Full-time obligation:
  • $90,000 for physicians and dentists.
  • $50,000 for physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, clinical pharmacists and licensed mental health providers.
  • $20,000 for dental hygienists.
Part-time obligation:
  • $45,000 for physicians and dentists.
  • $25,000 for physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, clinical pharmacists and licensed mental health providers.
  • $10,000 for dental hygienists.
Service obligation
You must:
  • Agree to work for a term of three years at the approved site.
  • Work part time or full time.
  • Meet the hourly requirements for direct clinical contact during the entire service obligation. 
Qualifying loans, licensure, employment status, competing service obligations