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Loan Repayment Program launched by Oklahoma State Department of Health to Address Shortage of Clinicians

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Office of Primary Care recently announced the launch of a loan repayment program aimed at healthcare professionals working in areas with shortages. This initiative is possible due to the funding received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program, OK Health Corps, is set to offer up to $50,000 to clinicians specializing in primary care, mental health, and dental health on the condition that recipients commit to two years of service in community facilities certified under the National Health Services Corps.

Jana Castleberry, the Director of the Office of Primary Care, believes that the program will help to address the shortage of health care providers in areas of significant need within the state of Oklahoma. The goal is to support the health workforce and ensure increased access to health care for people across the state. To apply for the program, simply visit the department’s website.

Applicants will need to ensure that the facility is located in a designated health professional shortage area and must submit a site agreement to be eligible. Psychiatrists may be awarded up to $50,000, while physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, pharmacists, and eligible mental health clinicians can receive up to $35

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