DC Health Opens New Healthcare Loan Reimbursement Application Cycle

Jun 9, 2021, 17:01 PM by MSDC Staff
The Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program is looking for OB/GYNs and psychiatrists to practice in Wards 7 and 8

The below is a press release from DC Health's Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) office:

On May 15, 2021 the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) will accept applications for the Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP). HPLRP provides loan repayment services to eligible providers practicing in HPLRP-certified Service Obligation Sites (SOS) in the District. New provider applications will be accepted from May 15, 2021– June 15, 2021 for Tier I; Tier II will open June 30 and close July 30, 2021 contingent upon availability.

The HPLRP will issue up to twenty-one (21) award contracts to primary care and mental health physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and or psychiatry working or having a contract in one our HPLRP certified Service Obligation Sites (SOS) and have 100% of their total debt, not to exceed $200,000, repaid by the HPLRP over 4 years of service, provided that the participant will provide full-time service in Ward 7 or 8 in the District of Columbia.  The initial award is 44% of the participant's loan not to exceed $88,000 for two-years of service.

Providers interested in the program must be employed or have an employment contract with a certified Service Obligation Site (SOS) to provide direct patient care for at least 40 hours per week. A site must be an approved SOS for a provider to be eligible for the HPLRP. To become an SOS, a site must be a public or nonprofit entity located in a Health Professional Shortage or Medically Under-served Area/Population (HPSA/MUA/MUP) and must submit a Site Certification Application to the HPLRP. HPLRP applications, including recommendation letters and loan verification information, must be completed and submitted to DC Health by June15, 2021 for the 1st closing date.  Tier II cycle will close July 30, 2021.

The anticipated contract start date for selected applicants is August 15, 2021.

You can apply at

HPLRP Application Technical Assistance Conference Call for Fall & Spring Webinar (Note:  Chrome Extension May Be Required or use Internet Explorer)