The Health Professional Loan and Loan Repayment programs administered by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are designed to increase access to health care for Missourians in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). In parts of Missouri, a shortage of primary health care providers makes it difficult for low-income, uninsured, and geographically isolated Missourians to receive health care. By working with health care providers and communities, access to care can be improved for the underserved.

 

 

There are four Health Professional Loan and Loan Repayment programs offered through DHSS:

Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 1, each calendar year.


Contact Information
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570, 912 Wildwood
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 1-800-891-7415
Email (Preferred Method of Contact): DHSS.LoanRepayment@health.mo.gov

Before You Apply

  • You must understand all the program provisions, penalties, and how contract breaches occur.
  • There are serious penalties associated with breaching program contracts, which could result in paying back the entire loan amount awarded to you including interest.
  • All funds awarded accrue an annual interest rate of 9.5% from the date the loan is disbursed.