|Health Service Corps accepting applications|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
The Colorado Health Service Corps, administered by the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is accepting applications from health care professionals from Nov. 1-30 for education loan repayment.
Primary care physicians, psychiatrists and general dentists may be eligible for educational loan debt forgiveness of up to $105,000; physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and licensed mental health professionals may be eligible for up to $60,000 in loan debt forgiveness; and dental hygienists may be eligible for up to $22,500 in loan debt forgiveness.
In July 2011 the program awarded a total of nearly $1.7 million in loan repayment funds to 30 health care professionals serving Colorado’s medically underserved. The Colorado Health Service Corps has granted loan repayment to health care professionals in some of the state’s most underserved communities.
To participate in the Colorado Health Service Corps, health professionals must be employed or seeking full-time employment in an outpatient primary care practice in an area of Colorado with a health professional shortage.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to caring for underserved people and agree to a term of service of three years. Primary health providers who practice in rural and urban underserved communities may qualify.
For more information on the Colorado Health Service Corps, including eligibility requirements and an online application, visit www.coloradohealthservicecorps.org or call 303-692-2466.
Holyoke Enterprise November 24, 2011