CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program to host webinars for applicants

January 03, 2022
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Workforce 

The next CalHealthCares’ application cycle begins January 24, 2022. CalHealthCares provides loan repayment on educational debt for California physicians and dentists who provide care to Medi-Cal patients. 

Eligible physicians can apply for a loan repayment award of up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation. Eligible dentists can apply for a loan repayment award of up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation or a Practice Support Grant of up to $300,000 in exchange for a 10-year service obligation. The program is funded by Proposition 56 (2016) voter-approved, state tax revenues.

All eligible physicians and dentists are encouraged to apply. The FY 2021-2022 (Cohort 4) CalHealthCares application cycle closes February 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Assistance for Applicants


Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications during the early review period, from January 24 - February 4, 2022. The early review period will give applicants the opportunity receive feedback from CalHealthCares staff regarding any discrepancies in their applications and resubmit their applications with amendments.  


Additionally, CalHealthCares will be hosting informational webinars to assist applicants with the application process. The webinars will provide an overview of the application, important timelines, common errors and the scoring system. The webinars will conclude with a live question and answer session and information on scheduling one-on-one sessions for prospective applicants.  

Click on a link to register for a webinar:

For more information about the program or application, please visit the CalHealthCares website.


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