The Office of Rural Health (ORH) is pleased to announce the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (OBHLRP) is now taking applications. The OBHLRP is part of the Oregon Provider Incentive Program, a partnership between the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the ORH. The Oregon Provider Incentive Program includes Health Care Provider Loan RepaymentPrimary Care Loan Forgiveness Program and Scholars for a Healthy Oregon
The OBHLRP supports rural and underserved communities in the recruitment and retention of high quality mental and behavioral health providers. These providers work in inpatient, outpatient, and community care settings serving patients regardless of their source of coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, etc.). OBHLRP accepts applications from Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs), Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs), pre-licensed and licensed mental and behavioral health care providers. In exchange for service at a qualifying practice site, participants receive tax free funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt.