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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 Providers7,66205/28/2016
 (by Provider Type)  
  --> NHSC Loan Repayor43605/28/2016
  --> NHSC Scholar7,22605/28/2016
 (by Provider Discipline)  
  --> Dental Health1,08305/28/2016
  --> Mental Health2,87005/28/2016
  --> Primary Care3,70905/28/2016
Open NHSC JobsTotal Positions4,66405/28/2016
 (by Discipline)  
  --> Dental Care: Dentist43105/28/2016
  --> Dental Care: Registered Dental Hygienist3805/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Health Service Psychologist15605/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Clinical Social Worker51105/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Licensed Professional Counselor24605/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Marriage and Family Therapist11605/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner (Specialty Psychiatry)20205/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant2705/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Physician31405/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Physician Assistant805/28/2016
  --> Mental Health: Psychiatric Nurse Specialist8505/28/2016
  --> Primary Care: Certified Nurse Midwife2905/28/2016
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner42605/28/2016
  --> Primary Care: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant33305/28/2016
  --> Primary Care: Physician1,65805/28/2016
  --> Primary Care: Physician Assistant8405/28/2016



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Map Gallery

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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
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Quick Maps

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

  • As of May 28, 2016, there are 38 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Dental Care: Registered Dental Hygienist job openings.
  • In exchange for financial assistance through NHSC scholarships and student loan repayment programs, more than 28,000 clinicians have served in economically deprived and geographically isolated communities in America over the past 35 years.
  • 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 May 28, 2016, there are 8 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Mental Health: Physician Assistant job openings.
  • As of May 28, 2016, there are 7,662 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).