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About

Rhode Island Numbers

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Programs

Contacts

Publications

Regulations

Partners

Primary Care and Rural Health, Office of

Mission

To address health disparities created by lack of access to high-quality health care due to financial, cultural and geographic barriers.

What we do

  • Recruit a diverse primary care workforce of medical, dental and mental health care providers through operation of the Health Professional Loan Repayment Program, the physician waiver program for holders of J-1 Visas and coordination of National Health Service Corp programs
  • Assess annually the existing workforce's capacity to meet the medical, dental and mental health services needs of Rhode Islanders
  • Collaborate with organizations and facilities to apply for Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation and funding where need exists to improve access to healthcare.
  • Assist those working to increase access to primary care services for all, and reduce disparities seen in our rural populations.

Programs within the office

Physicians Visa Waiver (J-1)

Health Professional Loan Repayment Program