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), population (e.g. low income or Medicaid eligible) or facilities (e.g. federally qualified health center or other state or federal prisons). Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population. More about shortage areas
Note: This search will not identify organizations that have facility HPSAs. To find these HPSAs, use the State and County Search option.
July 1, 2015 Federal Register Notice
NOTE: Below are lists of designated HPSAs that reflect the publication of the Federal Register notice on July 1, 2015. This Federal Register
notice reflects the status of HPSAs as of May 29, 2015. 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 25, 2014. HPSAs that have
been placed in “proposed for withdrawal” status since May 29, 2015, 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.