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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 Providers7,81909/20/2014
 (by Provider Type)  
  --> NHSC Loan Repayor7,36509/20/2014
  --> NHSC Scholar45409/20/2014
 (by Provider Discipline)  
  --> Dental Care1,13909/20/2014
  --> Mental Health2,78509/20/2014
  --> Primary Care3,89509/20/2014
Open NHSC JobsTotal Positions3,07509/20/2014
 (by Discipline)  
  --> Dental Care: Dentist24309/20/2014
  --> Dental Care: Registered Dental Hygienist1409/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Health Service Psychologist13009/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Clinical Social Worker27209/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Professional Counselor17809/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Marriage and Family Therapist6409/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner (Specialty Psychiatry)9709/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Physician20609/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Physician Assistant (Specialty Psychiatry)709/20/2014
  --> Mental Health: Psychiatric Nurse Specialist3909/20/2014
  --> Primary Care: Certified Nurse Midwife1909/20/2014
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner29609/20/2014
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant22309/20/2014
  --> Primary Care: Physician1,18209/20/2014
  --> Primary Care: Physician Assistant6809/20/2014



Data Portal and Preformatted Reports

Select, sort, export and view available data by spreadsheet or 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.

  • 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 September 19, 2014, there are 39 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.
  • As of September 19, 2014, there are 223 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant job openings.
  • As of September 19, 2014, there are 67 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Primary Care: Physician Assistant job openings.