Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities have recently been approved to become NHSC Sites!
What is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)? The NHSC is a federal government program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Since 1972, the NHSC has been building healthy communities by connecting NHSC participants to areas of the United States dedicated to ensuring access to health care for everyone, preventing disease and illness, and caring for the most vulnerable populations who may otherwise go without care.
The NHSC programs provide scholarships and student loan repayment to health care professionals in exchange for a service commitment whereby participants will be engaged in providing comprehensive primary medical, dental, and behavioral and mental health care in designated areas across the country with a shortage of health care professionals. Today, approximately 10,200 NHSC participants provide care at more than 5,000 NHSC-approved sites serving 10.7 million people who live in rural, urban, and frontier communities.
NHSC participants fulfill their service requirement by working at NHSC-approved sites located in or serving Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), which are communities with limited access to care.