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National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps bring health care to the most vulnerable and underserved populations, by placing health care professionals in designated areas of need. The NHSC builds healthy communities by connecting primary health care providers to areas with limited access to medical care. This is achieved by awarding scholarships and loan repayment to primary care providers in NHSC disciplines (medical, dental, and mental health) who commit to serving at NHSC-approved sites in these areas of need.

The HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) allows users to interact with data in charts, tables/reports, maps, and tools. Visit the Data Sources page for more information about where NHSC data is available in the HDW. These data sets include NHSC Job Opportunities, NHSC Providers, and approved NHSC sites.

Data Table

Summary table of key HRSA activities at the national level.

CategoryItemValueAs Of
Active NHSC ProvidersTotal Active Providers8,20411/27/2015
 (by Provider Type)  
  --> NHSC Loan Repayor7,75011/27/2015
  --> NHSC Scholar45411/27/2015
 (by Provider Discipline)  
  --> Dental Care1,16011/27/2015
  --> Mental Health3,06311/27/2015
  --> Primary Care3,98111/27/2015
Open NHSC JobsTotal Positions3,91911/27/2015
 (by Discipline)  
  --> Dental Care: Dentist33711/27/2015
  --> Dental Care: Registered Dental Hygienist2711/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Health Service Psychologist11511/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Clinical Social Worker33111/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Professional Counselor18511/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Marriage and Family Therapist4711/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner (Specialty Psychiatry)15411/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant3511/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Physician23911/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Physician Assistant711/27/2015
  --> Mental Health: Psychiatric Nurse Specialist6011/27/2015
  --> Primary Care: Certified Nurse Midwife3211/27/2015
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner41711/27/2015
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant28711/27/2015
  --> Primary Care: Physician1,54811/27/2015
  --> Primary Care: Physician Assistant9811/27/2015



Data Portal and Preformatted Reports

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Map Gallery

Easy access to preformatted, non-interactive maps supplied in PDF format.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) maps include the locations of open job opportunities and the current distribution of NHSC personnel.

BCRS NHSC Job Opportunities
BCRS NHSC Total Provider FTEs
BCRS NHSC Total Provider FTEs With BG image

Quick Maps

Simple, interactive maps intended for viewing current data at the national, regional, or state level.

  • As of November 26, 2015, there are 8,211 active National Health Service Corps (NHSC) clinicians caring for people who live in areas where health care is hard to find, which are known as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
  • As of November 26, 2015, there are 35 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant job openings.
  • Since 1972, more than 30,000 clinicians have served in the Corps, expanding access to health care services and improving the health of people who live in urban and rural areas where health care is scarce.
  • As of November 26, 2015, there are 60 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Mental Health: Psychiatric Nurse Specialist job openings.
  • The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need for health care.