CMSP understands that attracting and retaining quality healthcare professionals is an integral component of local healthcare delivery systems. To meet this need, the Governing Board is continuing its partnership with the Department of Healthcare Access and Information (HCAI) on two different educational debt relief programs for medical professionals.
CMSP Loan Repayment Program
The CMSP Loan Repayment Program (CMSP LRP) assists healthcare professionals with the repayment of their educational debt. Under this program, eligible applicants may receive loan repayments of up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year service obligation providing direct patient care at a contracted provider site. Previously awarded applicants may apply for an award extension of up to $20,000.
Unlike the California State Loan Repayment Program, contracted provider sites are not required to match the CMSP LRP provider award amount.
The following professionals who provide primary healthcare or dental services at a CMSP contracted provider site located within the 35 CMSP counties may apply:
General Dentist (DDS/DMD)
General Internal Medicine
Nurse Practitioner (NP) (primary care)
Physician Assistant (PA) (primary care)
To date, CMSP has awarded $6,760,571 to professionals working at CMSP contracted provider sites through this program.
CMSP LRP is administered by the Department of Healthcare Access and Information through its Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD). For questions or assistance with the CMSP LRP application process, please email CMSP@hcai.ca.gov or call (916) 326-3700.
The CMSP LRP 2022 application cycle is now closed.
Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
This program provides educational debt relief of up to $16,000 for various medical professionals in exchange for a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a contracted provider site located within any of the 35 CMSP counties.
Allied healthcare professionals who may receive loan repayment support through AHLRP include:
AHLRP is administered through the Department of Healthcare Access and Information (HCAI) by the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF). For questions or assistance with the AHLRP application process, please call the Health Professions Education Foundation at (916) 326-3640.
The AHLRP 2021 application cycle is now closed.
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