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Idaho’s State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) has extended the application cycle which will remain open until SLRP federal funds are exhausted. The SLRP program has also been expanded to include a part-time clinician option. The part-time option allows for the participation of practitioners working 20-39 hours per week, while the fulltime option allows for the participation of practitioners working 40 hours per week in a nonprofit or public entity. Both options also require the practitioner to work a minimum of 45 weeks per year.

The SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant and every award must be matched $1:$1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Awards range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution.

Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recentHHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
  • Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Commit to working two-years at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed;
  • Not have concurrent service obligations;
  • Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.


SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

SLRP now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Eligible SLRP disciplines include:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Dental Health  
Family Practice MD DD
Pediatrician Psychiatrist RDH
Internal Medicine Psychologist  
PharmD Psych Nurse Specialist

For the SLRP Practitioner Application click here.
For the SLRP Site Application click here
Provides loan repayment for qualifying physicians serving Health Professional Shortage Areas in Idaho. The program is focused on physicians providing primary care medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Beginning July 1, 2015, physicians may receive a maximum of $100,000 over a four year period toward their academic debt. The application cycle begins on July 1 of each year and ends on August 30 of that same year. For eligible areas and additional program information, please click here

This exciting recruitment opportunity provides you with a chance to meet and visit with potential employers throughout the State of Idaho. Residents from Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine   Residency, and the ID/UW Advanced Clinician Psychiatry Track are invited with guest/family members.

If you are planning to attend register with the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care by June 15, 2015. For more information please contact the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care by phone at (208) 334-0669 or email   

To register for Meet the Residents click here

The NHSC can help you recruit and retain qualified health care providers who care about patients living in communities with limited access to care and choose to work where they are needed most.
Your facility may be eligible to become an NHSC-approved site if it:
  • Is located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Provides primary care medical, dental, or mental and behavioral health services
  • Provides services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay
  • Offers discounted fees to patients who qualify
  • Accepts patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
For more information please see the NHSC Website
For SLRP FAQ's click here