On Monday August 4, the Mobile Outreach Clinic received noticed that we had met the requirements to be an approved National Health Service Corp (NHSC) site. This distinction is given to health care facilities that provide comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory, primary health care services to populations residing in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
About the NHSC
The National Health Service Corps programs provide scholarships and loan repayment for primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health providers, residents and other primary care providers who agree to practice in areas of the country that have health professional shortages. In 2013, nearly 8,900 National Health Service Corps clinicians were providing care to more than 9.3 million people who live in rural, urban, and frontier communities at more than 5,100 NHSC-approved sites. Corps members fulfill their service requirement by working at NHSC-approved sites located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Eligible disciplines include physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, psychiatrists, health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors.
The NHSC is administered by the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).