U. S. Department of Health & Human Services

Shortage Designations and Scores Set for 2018 Loan Repayment Program Application Cycles

Daily updates of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data have been suspended and HPSA scores locked for the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Programs’ new award application cycle. Daily HPSA data updates to the HRSA Data Warehouse are scheduled to resume in Spring 2018. Please direct any questions to your State Primary Care Office or the appropriate Shortage Designation Project Officer.

Find Shortage Areas by Address

Enter an address to determine whether it is located in a shortage area: HPSA Geographic, HPSA Geographic High Needs, or Population Group HPSA or an MUA/P.

Note: This search will not identify facility HPSAs. To find these HPSAs, use the HPSA Find tool.

Search Criteria

Please provide a street address, city, and state or a street address and ZIP Code.


Note: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary 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). Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are designated by HRSA as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty, or a high elderly population. More about shortage areas.