The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) have extended the application deadline to February 26, 2021 for health care providers are heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing CalHealthCares applicants an extra 2 weeks to apply and hopefully reduce some of the stress.
CalHealthCares administers loan repayment on educational debt for California physicians and dentists who provide care to Medi-Cal patients, which represent one-third of Californians and half of the state’s children. Eligible physicians can apply for up to $300,000 in loan repayment in exchange for a five-year service obligation. Eligible dentists can apply for a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation or a Practice Support Grant up to $300,000 in exchange for a ten-year service obligation.
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