NHSC New Site Application Cycle Opens Soon

NHSC New Site Application Cycle Opens Soon

The 2020 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application cycle will open for eligible health care sites on Tuesday, May 26 and will close on Tuesday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Share this information with potential sites. Interested sites are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements and to sign-up to be notified when the application opens.

Eligible sites include health care facilities that provide outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral and/or substance abuse treatment) to populations residing in high-need urban and rural areas. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are the only eligible inpatient facilities and must be affiliated with an NHSC-approved outpatient clinic.

Basic eligibility requirements:

  • Located in and serves a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Is a primary care outpatient facility (medical, dental, or behavioral)
  • Utilizes and prominently advertises a qualified discounted/sliding fee schedule for individuals at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Does not deny services based on inability to pay or enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Ensures access to ancillary, inpatient, and specialty care
  • Credentialing process includes query of National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Meets all requirements listed in the NHSC Site Agreement

For additional information about becoming an approved site, visit the NHSC website and review the 2020 NHSC Site Reference Guide.

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