HPSA 101
HPSA Categories

Health professional shortages can exist in all three of these categories:

A Primary Health Care HPSA acknowledges the physician shortage in a service area.  The physician shortage is calculated from pediatrics, ob/gyn, general internal medicine, and family practice physicians only. 

A Dental Health Care HPSA acknowledges the shortage of dentists in a service area.  The dental shortage is calculated from general dentists only; however, age and auxiliary assistance are also factors. 

A Mental Health Care HPSA acknowledges the shortage of psychiatrists and core mental health professionals in a service area.  The psychiatric shortage is calculated from ratios of population to mental health providers.


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