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11/2/2017
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Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
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Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) may be a whole county or a group of contiguous counties, one or a group of townships, or one or a group of census tracts in which residents have a shortage of personal health services.

Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) may include groups of persons who face economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.

Federal opportunities available to Medically Underserved Areas/Populations include:

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) grants for the planning, development, or operation of community health centers under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-alikes which meet the definition of community health center. These are not funded but receive some benefits of FQHCs.
  • J-1 visa waiver physicians

To search for a shortage designation by a specific address please click here.

To search for an MUA 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
Ph: 317-630-0845
Fax: 317-630-0849
nmorrison@indianapca.org