Arizona has several successful loan repayment programs for primary care providers designed to incentivize them to practice in rural and underserved parts of the state. In exchange for a commitment to serve, providers can get direct relief for a significant portion of their student loans.

The Arizona State Loan Repayment Programs include the Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for public, non-profit providers and the Rural Private Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for providers in rural private practice sites.

Arizona’s State Loan Repayment Program is currently accepting applications for an initial two-year commitment, but the June 1 application deadline is rapidly approaching. Interested providers should review the Provider Application and Program Guide before submitting their application online. To apply, please sign up and access our PCO Portal, by clicking here

Below are some additional resources to assist providers in successfully applying:

These programs aim to promote the recruitment and retention of health care professionals by repaying their qualifying educational loans in exchange for their two-year commitment to provide primary care services in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or Arizona Medically Underserved Areas (AzMUA)