Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA) announced today that it has been designated as an approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site.
“We look forward to engaging with the NHSC program to bring more outstanding, talented healthcare clinicians to help serve our citizens,” said NE Delta HSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer. “This prestigious recognition and federal partnership will help us further attract dedicated psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and additional licensed behavioral health professionals to northeast Louisiana.”
This program provides many benefits to communities, clinicians and approved sites. Clinicians who work at NHSC-approved sites are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to pay off student loans. NHSC clinicians are also eligible to apply for additional financial support in return for additional service, supporting the retention of NHSC members. Approved sites can recruit clinicians through the NHSC Jobs Center, which enables providers to search and review a comprehensive list of NHSC-qualifying job openings across the nation.
“Clinicians who come to northeast Louisiana will join a community of providers who share the desire to care for underserved clients,” said Dr. Sizer. “Candidates have the opportunity to be a part of our progressive integrated care model as problem-solvers who wish to make a tangible difference in citizens’ lives.”
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About Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA)
Northeast Delta HSA directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders. Northeast Delta HSA is devoted to deliver programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential. Three tenets guide our efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services and competent, quality care. Northeast Delta HSA serves citizens in 12 parishes of northeastern Louisiana: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union. For more information, please call 318-362-3270.
About the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
NHSC-approved healthcare facilities provide comprehensive outpatient and primary care services to populations residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The NHSC is administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).