In order for any Practitioner to qualify for the Delaware State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), the applicant and the site must
submit an application for approval by the Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC). Applications from practice sites seeking to
recruit and hire a Practitioner under the SLRP program are accepted on a continuous basis by the HCC.
Site must be Public or Non-Profit
Non-Profit private entity means an entity which may not lawfully hold or use any part of its net earnings to the
benefit of any private shareholder or individual and which does not hold or use its net earnings for that purpose.
For-profit health facilities operated by non-profit organizations must follow the same guidelines as all other
SLRP sites. They must accept reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program, utilize a
sliding fee scale, and see all patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Must be located in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). To determine if the practice
site is an eligible HPSA please visit hpsafind.hrsa.gov.
Must accept Medicare, Medicaid, and/or S-CHIP patients:
All primary care practitioners must participate in VIP II Program which is administered by the Medical Society of Delaware;
All participating practitioners and sites must agree to accept reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's
Health Insurance Program, as appropriate for his/her designated discipline, to utilize a sliding fee scale, and to see all
patients regardless of ability to pay;
Dental SLRP practitioners must agree to provide preventive dental services to defined number of eligible clients of the
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) as determined by the HCC and DDDS;
All dental practitioners and dental sites must agree that a minimum of 20% of their scheduled appointments will be
comprised of Medicaid patients and/or low-income (<200 FPL) uninsured patients who will be provided care at reduced rates or
free-of-charge. This information must be verified by the site and/or Medicaid prior to release of loan payment to lending
For more information on eligible Practice Site types visit the SLRP Program Manual.
To obtain a copy of the online site applications (Word fillable form) for the Delaware State Loan Repayment Program, please visit