Kingman Regional Medical Center – Mohave County

Overview

In an effort to invest in our healthcare providers, Kingman Regional Medical Center put in extensive effort to lay the groundwork for three types of federal designations for our county. We are now a recognized Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). This opens the doors for benefits such as federal and state funded student loan forgiveness for physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses. Along with our healthcare providers, Kingman Regional Medical Center is committed to the health and wellbeing of our community with the hopes that through this recruitment and retention initiative, we can boost access to healthcare in our county.

What is a HPSA?

HPSAs are designations that indicate health care provider shortages in three platforms of health: primary care, mental health, and dental health. Each platform of health receives its own designation. Each designation is scored to show the severity of the shortage. Scores range from 0 to 25, with 25 having the greatest shortage. The maps below outline each type of HPSA for Mohave County.

In a Primary Care HPSA: Yes
HPSA Name: Kingman
ID: 1045823137
Designation Type: Geographic HPSA
Status: Designated
Score: 17
Designation Date: 5/3/2017
Last Update Date: 9/9/2021

In a Mental Health HPSA: Yes
HPSA Name: Kingman
ID: 7041284503
Designation Type: High Needs Geographic
Status: Designated
Score: 18
Designation Date: 12/26/2017
Last Update Date: 9/9/2021

In a Dental Health HPSA:  Yes
HPSA Name: LI-Kingman
ID: 6044417592
Designation Type: Low Income Population HPSA
Status: Designation
Score: 17
Designation Date: 11/24/2017
Last Update Date: 9/9/2021

What are the benefits of a HPSA?

In an effort to boost provider recruitment and retention in these often-rural shortage areas, benefits have been established to help build healthcare access to those who need it the most. Here are the benefits available in our specific shortage designations.

  •  Medicare Bonus
  • Grants
  • J-1 Visa Waiver Recruits
  • Higher Customary Medicare Fees for New Physicians
  • Opportunity for setting up a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Community Health Center (CHC)
  • State and Federal Student Loan Repayment Opportunities for providers

Loan repayment opportunities are possible because Kingman Regional Medical Center forged new partnerships and secured HPSAs in this region. Loan repayment is just one benefit that acknowledges you as the driving force that makes healthcare possible in our community. Kingman Regional Medical Center truly appreciates working with you.

Programs available to eligible Kingman Regional Medical Center primary care and mental health providers:

Physicians – NHSC, State Loan Repayment Programs
Advanced Practitioners – NHSC, State Loan Repayment Programs, Nurse Corps (nurses only)
Registered Nurses – Nurse Corps
Mental Health Providers – NHSC, State Loan Repayment Programs

What do these loan repayment programs offer?

Arizona State Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program – Primary care physicians, advanced practitioners, and mental health workers may be eligible for up to $65,000 in return for an initial 2-year commitment. Extension contracts are available after the first two years, and half-time employment contracts are also available.

 

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program – Advanced practice nurses and registered nurses may be eligible to apply for loan repayment worth up to 85% off their student loan balance in return for working at a Critical Shortage Facility, like our hospital.

 

 

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program – Physicians, advanced practitioners, and mental health providers may be eligible for up to $50,000 for a 2-year service commitment at an NHSC certified site in a HPSA. One-year extension contracts are available for remaining student loan balance.

 

To find out if your address is located in this HPSA designation, please visit the following website:

https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/shortage-area/by-address

For assistance with loan repayment applications, please book a meeting using the calendar.

716.483.0888 ext. 206

Support@HPSA.us

For more information, please contact:

Will Van Pelt
Operations Manager – Physician Services

928.692.4135

wvanpelt@azkrmc.com

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