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Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Programs Fact Sheet
    Repayment/ Iowa

Name of Program:

Iowa PRIMECARRE Loan Repayment Program

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 per year for full-time and $25,000 per year for part-time.

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:

Erin Drinnin,  Project Manager

Agency name:

Iowa Department of Public Health


Bureau of Health Care Access, 321 E. 12th Street,
Des Moines, IA 50319


(515) 281-3166


(515) 242-6384




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