State Loan Repayment Program

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Workforce’s (BHW’s) overall strategy to improve access to underserved communities. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) grants matching funds directly to States to operate their own loan repayment programs.

Primary care health professionals who are providing full-time clinical services in a public or non-profit facility located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) are eligible for this program. Eligibility requirements and benefits vary from state to state. Keep in mind that individual states may also have non-federal funds available for additional loan repayment. For specific information, please contact the states directly.

REGION VIII STATE LOAN REPAYMENT CONTACTS:

Please click or scroll down for:
Colorado
Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Utah
Wyoming

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Health Service Corps Program:
Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/colorado-health-service-corps

Colorado Loan Repayment Opportunities
Margaret Davidson
Colorado Community Health Network
600 Grant Street, Ste. 800
Denver, CO 80203
Ph: (303) 861-5165
Fx: (303) 861-5315
E-mail: mdavidson@cchn.org
Websites: http://cchn.org/retention-resources/

Other Colorado Loan Repayment Programs:
Daniel Navarro
Colorado AHEC System Program
13120 E. 19th Ave., MS-F433
Aurora, CO 80045
Ph: (303) 724-0348
Fx: (303) 724-0891
E-mail: dan.navarro@ucdenver.edu
Website: http://ucdenver.edu/life/services/AHEC/Pages/index.aspx

MONTANA

Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Commissioner Sheila Stearns
2500 Broadway St., PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Ph: (406) 444-6570
Fx: (406) 444-1469
E-mail: sstearns@montana.edu
Website: http://mus.edu/Prepare/Pay/Loans/MRPIP.asp

Montana State Loan Repayment Program
Lisa Benzel
Director, South Central Montana AHEC
10 W. Reeder, PO Box 872
Dillon, MT 59725
Ph: (406) 683-2790
E-mail: lisa@mtha.org
Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/primarycare/SLRP.aspx

NORTH DAKOTA

Mary Amundson
University of North Dakota
Center for Rural Health
P. O. Box 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Ph: (701) 777-4018
Fx: (701) 777-6779
E-mail: mamundsn@medicine.nodak.edu
Websites: http://ruralhealth.und.edu/what-we-do/health-workforce

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rachel Hansen
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
207 East Missouri #1A
Pierre, SD 57501
Ph: (800) 738-2301
Fx: (605) 773-2680
E-mail: Rachel.Hansen@state.sd.us
Websites: http://doh.sd.gov/providers/careers/Workforce/default.aspx

UTAH

Erin Olsen
Support Services Coordinator
Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Primary Care, Rural, & Ethnic Health
288 North 1460 West, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 142005
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2005
Ph: (801) 538-6113
Fx: (801) 538-6387
E-mail: Elolsen@doh.state.ut.us
Website: www.health.state.ut.us/primarycare/

WYOMING

Jeff Hopkins, Healthcare Recruitment and Workforce Specialist
Wyoming Office of Rural Health
Division of Community and Rural Health
6101 Yellowstone Rd., Ste. 510
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph: (307) 777-2930
Fx: (307) 777-8545
E-mail: jeff.hopkins@health.wyo.gov
Website: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/rural/officeofruralhealth/workforce-development/