The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving
the health of the Nation's underserved.
35 Years of Excellence: Access
Today for Healthier Communities Tomorrow
Who We Are
A unique group of dedicated and caring clinicians providing primary health care to adults and children in the communities of greatest need across the Nation.
What We Do
The National Health Service Corps is committed to improving the health of the Nation's underserved. We unite communities in need with caring health professionals and support their efforts to build better systems of care.
How We Do It
Recruiting and retaining the right health professionals to deliver health care in underserved communities often involves developing and preparing sites and communities, and looking for innovative solutions.
Why We Are Here
Approximately 50 million people live in communities without access to primary health care. At NHSC, we are working to change this by helping medically underserved communities recruit and retain primary care clinicians, including dental and mental and behavioral health professionals, to serve in their community.
Where We Are
The NHSC strives to make the connection between your commitment
to practice primary care the way you believe is best and the community
that most needs you. These health professional shortage areas
are nestled throughout the United States, from Washington State's
Apple Country to the streets of Baltimore. Whether at rural or
urban sites, NHSC clinicians describe meaningful experiences with
the communities they serve.
National Advisory Council on the National
Health Service Corps
The National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service
Corps (NHSC) is a body of clinicians and health care administrators
who possess knowledge of underserved communities and health care
implementation and improvement. This cadre of health care experts
can serve as a ‘frontline’ source of information to
NHSC senior level management. NAC is committed to effectively
implementing its mandate to advise the Secretary and, by designation,
the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.
More than 27,000 health professionals have served with NHSC since
1972. Current field strength totals more than 4,000 clinicians/health
care professionals whose careers are influencing the outcomes
of underserved populations and communities. Many of these clinicians
have remained in service after fulfilling their initial NHSC commitments.
The communities we serve are as widespread and varied as the landscape of our Nation. Our clinicians work in mountain villages, bustling cities, desert townships, and along waterfronts. Each community is unique, and each has its own story to tell. Here are just a few.
Questions, comments? Contact us.