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Find Shortage Areas: HPSA by State & County

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), population (for example, low income or Medicaid eligible) or facilities (for example, federally qualified health center or other state or federal prisons). Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population.   More about shortage areas

Programs that use HPSAs to determine eligibility may utilize the HPSA data as of a certain date in time in order to facilitate program operations. To locate NHSC approved sites with eligible HPSAs and the corresponding HPSA scores for use in the National Health Service Corps programs, individuals should refer to the NHSC Jobs Center

Updated 5/25/2015
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First, choose a State.
Now, choose All Counties, one county or each of the counties you wish to search. To select more than one County, hold down the Ctrl key while making your selection
Then, choose a discipline. To select more than one discipline, hold down the Ctrl key.
Optional: Find a HPSA using its ID #. State and Discipline selections must be provided.

June 25, 2014 Federal Register Notice

NOTE: Below are lists of designated HPSAs that reflect the publication of the Federal Register notice on June 25, 2014. This Federal Register notice reflects the status of HPSAs as of May 23, 2014. The main impact of this Federal Register publication will be to officially withdraw those HPSAs that have been in "proposed for withdrawal" status since the last Federal Register notice was published on June 27, 2013. HPSAs that have been placed in “proposed for withdrawal” status since May 23, 2014 will remain in that status until the publication of the next Federal Register notice. If there are any questions about the status of a particular HPSA or area, we recommend that you contact the state primary care office in your state; a listing can be obtained at