Loan Repayment

The Ohio Department of Health has a loan repayment program available to primary care physicians working within the state. Primary care includes obstetrics/gynecology and psychiatry.  The goal of the loan repayment program is to provide financial assistance to those providers wanting to work in underserved areas so all Ohioans, regardless of ability to pay, have access to basic primary care services. 

Physicians who have a license to practice in Ohio and are interested in working with underserved populations. Physicians in the final year of residency can also apply.  Practice locations must be in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or former HPSA. 

Contracts are usually awarded in the summer. Applications are due the preceding January 15th. 

Loan Repayment Information