Oregon Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program
The Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program was established by the Oregon Legislature to provide loan repayment to primary care clinicians who serve Medicaid patients in underserved areas of Oregon to ensure an adequate supply of providers. Further details and information about service requirements can be found in the Oregon Administrative Rule 409-037.
- A Dentist in general or pediatric practice;
- An Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist;
- A Physician (MD or DO) who practices or intends to practice in the specialties of family medicine, general practice, general internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology;
- A Nurse Practitioner who practices or intends to practice in the specialties of adult health, women's health care; geriatrics; pediatrics; psychiatric mental health; family practice, or nurse midwifery;
- A Physician Assistant who practices or intends to practice in the specialties of family medicine, general practice, general internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics or obstetrics and gynecology;
- A general, child and adolescent, or geriatric Psychiatrist;
- A Clinical Psychologist;
- A Licensed Clinical Social Worker; or
- A Marriage or Family Therapist
Applicants must be contracted to start working at a qualified site within 4 months of application or have been working at a qualified site for less than 24 months from the date of application. Applicants that have previously applied to the program cannot be considered for an award this cycle if applying from the same practice site.
Applications are available now. Please submit by May 16th, the deadline for consideration in this award cycle.
What Practice Sites are Qualified?
To determine if your site is qualified, please have a manager or director from your site submit a site application.
Qualifying practice sites are:
- A rural hospital as defined in ORS 442.470;
- A federally certified Rural Health Clinic;
- A Federally Qualified Community Health Center;
- A site providing primary care services in an area approved as a medical, dental or mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) as defined by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration; or
- Another site providing primary care services to an underserved population, as determined by the Authority
In exchange for a minimum three year full time service commitment at a qualifying site, awardees may receive up to $105,000.00 to repay qualifying debt. Qualifying debt is defined as debt accumulated through government or commercial student loans received solely for the purpose of covering the costs of post-baccalaureate education.
For more information and answers to specific questions that you may have, please see our list of general FAQs. For answers to any questions you may have to regarding awards through this program, please see our list of Award FAQs. If you have any questions you don’t see listed, please contact Hilary Henderson, Program Manager — Incentive Programs | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-494-4450 | toll-free 866-674-4376.