CalHealthCares LRP 2021

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Medi-Cal Physician and Dentist Loan Repayment Program Application - Closed

UPDATE: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) recognize health care providers are heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our desire for the CalHealthCares Program to benefit providers throughout California. Therefore, we have extended the application deadline to February 26, 2021! This will provide our CalHealthCares applicants an extra 2 weeks to apply and hopefully reduce some of the stress.

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 has been extended and is now February 26, 2021 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 a reduction in award amount, reduction in scores and/or 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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