Loan repayment programs offer tax-free funds for qualified health care providers working in approved disciplines at eligible practice sites, in exchange for a service obligation. Oregon practice sites can apply to participate in Loan Repayment programs by filling out a Site Application.
As of March 3, 2022 the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (OBHLRP) is transitioning to be administered by the Health Systems Division at the Oregon Health Authority. Applications are not being accepted until the transition is complete. If you would like to be notified when the next application cycle will open, please email BH.WorkforceInitiative@dhsoha.state.or.us.
If you have applied to OBHLRP between December 2, 2021 and March 3, 2022 you will be notified of the status of your application by June 1, 2022. If you have questions about OBHLRP please email BH.WorkforceInitiative@dhsoha.state.or.us.
OBHLRP awards made on or before January 1, 2022 will continue to be administered by the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH). If your OBHLRP obligation start date is on or prior to January 1, 2022 and you have questions about your award please contact ORH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Health Care Provider Incentive Loan Repayment was established by the Oregon Legislature to help support underserved communities in their recruitment and retention of high quality providers who serve patients regardless of their source of coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, private etc.) or ability to pay. In exchange for service at a qualifying practice site, participants receive funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt.
SLRP is an incentive for primary care providers working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Loan repayment programs not administered by the Office of Rural Health (ORH) may offer incentives to qualified providers working at qualified practice sites.