CalHealthCares LRP 2020

DHCS | CalHealthCares

Deadline to Apply is February 7, 2020!

Our CalHealthCares application is now open! We are accepting applications until February 7, 2020 at 11:59pm (PST). We strongly encourage you to view the application tutorial video below before you begin your application.

Common Reasons Applicants are Found Ineligible

The picture below lists examples of reasons we have marked applicants ineligible for the 2020 CalHealthCares application


Common Mistakes for the 2020 Application

The picture below lists examples of common mistakes applicants are making for the 2020 CalHealthCares application.


Total Payoff Balance Statements

The picture below lists examples of an ineligible lender statement and an eligible total payoff balance statement for the 2020 CalHealthCares application. Please note for privacy reasons the personal information has been redacted. Please make sure your total payoff balance statement has:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s account number
  • Dated on or after November 13, 2019
  • Total payoff balance amount


Welcome to the CalHealthCares online application. Eligible physicians may apply for a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five (5) year service obligation. Eligible dentists may apply for either a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five (5) year service obligation or a Practice Support Grant up to $300,000 in exchange for a ten (10) year service obligation. All awardees are required to maintain an individual direct patient caseload of 30 percent or more Medi-Cal beneficiaries and within 10 percent of your proposed Medi-Cal patient caseload within this application.

Before you apply, please read the Application Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other documents listed on the CalHealthCares website. The Application Instructions and FAQs contain answers to commonly asked questions, information about important deadlines, as well as instructions for completing the application. Please also consider attending a webinar to receive additional information about the program – more information on the webinars is available at

The deadline to submit your application is February 7, 2020 at 11:59PM (PST). You may save the application and continue to complete the online application throughout the open application period. You are not able to make changes to the application once you have submitted the application so please ensure that the information contained within the application is complete prior to submitting it. If there are remaining funds after all applications submitted on time are reviewed and awarded, late applications may be considered.

Funding for this program was made possible by Proposition 56, Senate Bill 849 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2018) and the May Revise of the FY 2019-20 budget.

Note to all applicants: inconsistencies on the Employment Verification Form (EVF), lender statements and/or the application can result in the following: reduction in award amount, reduction in scores and applicant found not eligible. Additionally, each section of the application is scored independently. Please view the scoring matrix for more information on how applications are scored. Furthermore, applicants must use the correct track  of the application. Applicants who use the incorrect track (ex: physician residents using the physician track instead of the physician residents or physician fellows track) will be disqualified.



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