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Health Professional Shortage Area Data Download

A Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) is a geographic area which has shortages of primary care, dental, or mental health providers. The HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) extracts HPSA data from the Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS), which is the transactional source system of record for all HPSA disciplines. This data is then made available for download according to the data refresh cycle indicated on the Data Refresh page.

Download HPSA Tabular Data

  • Data and documentation (approx. 2.3 MB) – As a single .zip file (contains the data for Primary Care, Dental Health, and Mental Health HPSAs as separate text files, also includes the documentation).
  • Documentation only (approx. 41 KB) – Includes all documentation in a .zip file (contains the metadata and template files in Excel format, and import instructions in PDF format)

Download HPSA Spatial Data

  • KML Files (approx. 178 MB) data as of 04/14/2016 – As a single .zip file (contains the point and shape data for Primary Care, Dental Health, and Mental Health HPSAs as six separate files).

For questions, see the data download help and FAQs. For more on HPSAs, visit the Shortage Area topic page and the Shortage Area Geographic Compilation Logic page.