This program aims to address the shortage of primary care and behavioral health providers practicing in community-based settings by offering partial repayment of student loan obligations for providers who commit to four years of service in a community health center (CHC), community mental health center (CMHC; inclusive of community-based mental health centers, substance use programs, and psychiatric day treatment programs) or Emergency Service Program (ESP) providers participating in MassHealth payment reform, or a Community Service Agency (CSA) or a Community Partner (CP) or their Affiliated Partner or Consortium Entity as well as providers of In-Home Therapy (IHT) that are contracted with an ACO.
Physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists are eligible for up to $50,000 of student loan repayment. APRNs, PCNSs, NPs, PAs, LICSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, and LADC1s are eligible for up to $30,000 of student loan repayment. Quarterly learning days will also be offered to enhance the commitment of participating providers to community-based careers.
Applications for the Student Loan Repayment Program were due June 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. This application cycle is now closed.