CalHealthCares loan repayment application cycle now open

January 18, 2023

A new application cycle for the CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program is now open. 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.

The application window runs from January 18 through March 3, 2023.

Assistance for Applicants

Early Review Period:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications during the early review period, from January 18 to February 3, 2023.

The early review period will give applicants the opportunity receive feedback from CalHealthCares staff regarding any problems with their applications and will be able to resubmit their applications with amendments.  

Informational Webinars:

To assist prospective applicants with the application process, CalHealthCares will host webinars to walk interested applicants through the process. Information will include an overview of the application, important timelines, common errors, and the application scoring system. The webinars conclude with a live question and answer session.

Interested applicants have three opportunities to attend a live application webinar by registering with the links below:

Recordings of the webinars are available for on-demand viewing for those unable to participate in the live sessions.

Visit CalHealthCares.org for more information and additional resources, including application instructions, FAQS, and other information and forms needed to apply.


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