Program Update: There is no deadline to apply. However, applications are being accepted for the program's waitlist and will be considered when further funds become available. Moving forward, due to limited funding, the awarding process will be more selective and prioritize certain criteria (geographic areas, types of practices, areas of specialization, provider ethnic and cultural background, amount of debt, hours of direct patient care and demonstrated commitment to practicing in underserved communities), which are currently underfunded by the program.
L.A. Care's Elevating the Safety Net initiative is a long-term effort to recruit high-quality primary care physicians into the Los Angeles County safety net. Each recruit could care for up to 2,000 new patients per year. The Elevating the Safety Net Provider Loan Repayment Program is one part of this initiative.
Request for Applications
In response to the looming physician shortage, L.A. Care, in partnership with Uncommon Good as the program administrator, is pleased to release a Request for Applications (RFA) under the Elevating the Safety Net Provider Loan Repayment Program.
Purpose and Funding
The Provider Loan Repayment Program will provide loan repayments of up to $5,000 per month for 36 months, with an opportunity to extend for an additional two years. Eligible primary care specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.
Please review the Request for Applications (RFA) document carefully, as it details the application process.
There is no deadline to apply. However, the number of awards is dependent on the number of eligible applications and availability of funding.
An informational flier about the Provider Loan Repayment Program is available below for your use in physician recruitment efforts.
Learn about the real-life impact of the Provider Loan Repayment Program from this story by Spectrum News 1.