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Name of Program:

Iowa Loan Repayment Program (PRIMECARRE)

Program Web site:


Designation (Fund Source):


Eligible Specialties:

Primary care physicians, Psychiatrists, Clinical psychologists, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Physician assistants, Registered nurse practitioners, Certified nurse midwives, Clinical social workers (LISW), and Psychiatric nurse specialists.

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Iowa.

Who Can Apply:

US citizen, licensed to practice in Iowa, Medical education-related debts


PRIMECARRE applications are accepted annually through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The RFP packet is posted each fall on the Iowa Department of Public Health website.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

An applicant must have an employment contract; however, the loan repayment contract period will not automatically coincide with the dates covered by the applicant's employment contract.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

Provides up to $50,000 for a two year contract period and $25,000 for a two year part time contract period.

How to Apply:

Additional Information/Comments:

Full award funds must be used for repayment of professional school loans, with verification.

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Katie Jerkins ,  PRIMECARRE Program Coordinator

Agency name:

Iowa Department of Public Health


Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 321 E. 12th Street,
Des Moines, IA 50319


(515) 423-2690


(515) 242-6383




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