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CalHealthCares Upcoming Application Cycle

Apply for CalHealthCares loan repayment program starting Jan. 13, 2020!

The 2020 application cycle for the CalHealthCares loan repayment program is approaching! CalHealthCares will award $340 million in loan repayments to recently graduated physicians and dentists over the next five years to encourage and incentivize providers to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted with Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) to administer this program.

CalHealthCares has approximately $58.6 million for physicians and $10.7 million for dentists for this application cycle for loan repayments of up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation. Qualifying dentists can also apply for a practice support grant in exchange for a 10-year service obligation. Please visit the website to view the updated versions of the following documents:

  • Application Checklist
  • Employment Verification
  • How To Calculate Your Patient Caseload
  • Business Plan Guidelines
  • Physician Frequently Asked Questions
  • Scoring Matrix
  • Instructions on How to Obtain Total Payoff Balance

Applications will be accepted from January 13 to February 7, 2020. We are conducting several webinars so applicants may receive detailed information and receive response to their individual questions on the spot. Please click the date to register below:

December 11, 2019; 3-4 pm

January 9, 2020; 2-3 pm

January 15, 2020; 10-11 am

January 21, 2020; 12-1 pm

January 27, 2020; 5:30-6:30 pm

February 4, 2020; 3:30-4:30 pm

Please encourage interested physicians and dentists to visit for more information.

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