Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program

Application cycle: August 1, 2017 – October 16, 2017

Who may apply?

  • Registered or Licensed Psychologists
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Trainees
  • Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Workers

An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans for up to a 24-month commitment practicing and providing direct patient care in a qualified facility. Qualified facilities include publicly funded or public mental health facilities, non-profit mental health facilities that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, and/or designated mental health professions shortage areas.

Is this program different than the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program?

The Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program and the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program are distinct in nature, due to their funding sources, selection criteria and guidelines. The programs are independent of each other. You will need to fill out a separate application for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program.

Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Map

Enter an address in the map search bar below to determine whether a worksite falls in a Health Professional Shortage Area- Mental Health (HPSA-MH). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provided Education Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: publicly funded or public mental health facilities and non-profit mental health facilities. 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 Friday, September 15, 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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