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Details for Service Medical, Psychiatric, and Dental Provider Recruitment
Service Name Medical, Psychiatric, and Dental Provider Recruitment Program Name Capacity Building
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure the capacity to deliver health and safety services to children and/or adults through collaboration, networks, partnerships and workforce development.
Division Central Management and Support - Office of Rural Health
Service Description

The Office of Rural Health serves as the lead agency for recruiting primary medical, psychiatric, and dental care providers to North Carolina's rural and underserved communities by using a matching service database to link potential candidates with communities. Recruiters attend state and national conferences, as well as career fairs, and visit residents to promote opportunities to practice in North Carolina. 


Rural residents benefit from the placement of medical care providers in their communities. The medical professionals may also receive incentives in the form of loan repayment or high needs service bonuses.


Web Site https://www.ncdhhs.gov/provider-recruitment-and-placement Year First Initiated 1975
Available State Wide No Geographic Area Served Federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and rural areas in the state
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Not Applicable

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0