Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally qualified health center or other public facility). Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or high elderly population. More about shortage areas
Note: This search will not identify organizations that have institutional HPSAs. To find these HPSAs, use the State and County Search option.
June 25, 2014 Federal Register Notice
NOTE: Today a list of designated HPSAs is being posted below to reflect the publication of the Federal Register notice on June 25, 2014. This Federal Register notice reflects the status of HPSAs as of May 23, 2014. The main impact of this Federal Register publication will be to officially withdraw those HPSAs that have been in “proposed for withdrawal” status since the last Federal Register notice was published on June 27, 2013. HPSAs that have been placed in “proposed for withdrawal” status since May 23, 2014 will remain in that status until the publication of the next Federal Register notice. If there are any questions about the status of a particular HPSA or area, we recommend that you contact the state primary care office in your state; a listing can be obtained at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/hpsas/primarycareoffices.html.
Online Processing of Shortage Designation Applications Suspended
Online processing of shortage designation applications has been suspended and will resume in December 2014. Please direct any questions to your State Primary Care Office and/or the appropriate Shortage Designation Officer.