Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained allied healthcare professionals and encourage them to provide direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation.

Application Deadline Extended to November 13, 2017.
If you live or work in the following counties effected by the California Wildfires, the deadline to submit your application is November 17, 2017: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Nevada, and Orange.
Please note: HPEF recommends that you complete and submit your application 2-4 days prior to the November 13, 2017 deadline as you may experience delays on the CalREACH website due to the large amount of applicants using the system on the deadline date. Please plan accordingly.

The CMSP Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program may award up to $16,000.

Who may apply?

HPEF is only awarding Allied Healthcare Professionals in CMSP-designated counties, facilities, and professions. Please see list of CMSP facilities in California that qualify.

To be eligible for the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment, the applicant must:

  • be currently licensed and practicing in an Allied Healthcare Profession, which includes, the following professions:
      • Anesthesia Technician
      • Anesthesiologist assistant
      • Audiologist
      • Auto-transfusionist
      • Cardiovascular Technologist
      • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
      • Community Health Worker
      • Dental Hygienist
      • Diagnostic Sonographer/Radiographers
        (Including mammographer, sonographer, etc.)
      • Dietitian/Nutritionist
      • Electrocardiogram Technician
      • Emergency Medical Technician
      • Medical assistant
      • Medical Interpreter
      • Medical Laboratory Scientist
      • Medical Radiation Scientist
      • Neurophysiologist
      • Occupational Therapy Assistant
      • Orthoptist
      • Orthotist /Prosthetist
      • Paramedic
      • Perfusionist
      • Phlebotomist
      • Podiatrist
      • Radiotherapist/ Radiation therapist/
        Medical dosimetrist
      • Respiratory therapist
      • Surgical technologist

      In addition, the applicant must:

    • be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
    • be working in a qualified facility
    • be in good standing with respective licensure, board or certification
    • have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
    • be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
    • be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
    • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the application deadline


    Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program Map

    Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: county facilities, veterans facilities, correctional facilities, federally qualified health centers and indian health centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.

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    This page was last updated on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 14,721 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $169.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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