Oregon Office of Rural Health

Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program

The Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (OBHLRP) is now open for provider applications. OBHLRP supports rural and underserved communities in the recruitment and retention of high quality mental and behavioral health providers. These providers work in inpatient, outpatient, and community care settings serving patients regardless of their source of coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, etc.). OBHLRP accepts applications from Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs), Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs), pre-licensed and licensed mental and behavioral health care providers; in exchange for service at a qualifying practice site, participants receive tax free funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt.

Eligible providers are highly encouraged to apply as early in the application cycle as possible to allow time for information requests from ORH. Completed Oregon Behavioral Health Care Provider Incentive Loan Repayment Program applications, and all required attachments, must be submitted no later than 5:00pm (Pacific Time) on June 24, 2021.

For more information on OBHLRP, including the provider application and FAQs, visit the program’s webpage.