What Can You Do With a HPSA?
A Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation can be very
important to sites as well as the clinicians employed within the sites.
These designations are used to qualify sites and clinicians for many
state and federal programs. To help clarify the different types of
HPSAs and to whom they are available, I have prepared a brief overview
of each type of designation and some of the programs for which they are
used. Please note that the programs noted in the linked document are
not an exhaustive list, but the programs for which these designations
are most utilized. To view the list please click here. If you have any questions on HPSA designations please contact Natalie (Brown) Morrison at 317-630-0845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPSAs may be designated as having a shortage of primary medical
care, dental or mental health providers. They may be urban or rural
areas, population groups or medical or other public facilities.
Federal opportunities available to Health Professional Shortage Areas include:
- National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
- Rural Health Clinic
- Medicare Incentive Payments (geographic designations only)
- J-1 visa waiver physician
For more on the HPSA Designation Criteria, Guidelines & Process please click here.
To view the Medicare Learning Network's HPSA Fact Sheet click here.
To search for a shortage designation by a specific address please click here.
To search for a HPSA designation by county please click here.
For more information on how to get an area designated please contact:
Natalie (Brown) Morrison
Shortage Designations and National Health Service Corps Program Director
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
429 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204