Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained allied healthcare professionals and encourage them to provide direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation.

Application cycle: August 1, 2017 – October 16, 2017

The CMSP Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program may award up to $16,000.

The Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program may award up to $8,000.

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment, the applicant must:

  • be currently licensed and practicing in an Allied Healthcare Profession, which includes, but not limited to the following professions:
    If you are in a dental profession, click the link below
    • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
    • Community Health Workers/Promotoras
    • Dental Hygienists
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    • Medical Assistants
    • Medical Imaging Technologists
    • Medical Laboratory Technologists
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    • Occupational Therapist Assistants
    • Pharmacy Technicians
    • Physical Therapy Assistants
    • Radiation Therapy Technologists
    • Radiologic Technicians
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Surgical Technicians
    • Ultrasound Technicians
    • Nursing is not an allied profession
    • CMSP Approved Health Professions
  • be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
  • be working in a qualified facility
  • be in good standing with respective licensure, board or certification
  • have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
  • be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the application deadline

Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any state, county, veteran, or correctional facility qualifies as well as Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. See chart of qualified designations associated to each profession.

*The Allied Healthcare Scholarship program is funded by donations and grants. Some professions may not be eligible for an award based on available funding. We encourage all individuals to apply.


Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program Map

Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: county facilities, veterans facilities, correctional facilities, federally qualified health centers and indian health centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.

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This page was last updated on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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