The most effective treatment for opioid addiction is a comprehensive approach that incorporates medication and
behavioral health counseling.
The program will support the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to
expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths. This program mirrors NHSC as far as site eligibility
requirements. This program supplements the NHSC program in that clinicians who work at a site with a Health
Professional Shortage Area score that is ordinarily too low for to qualify for NHSC funding.
Who Is Eligible?
Eligible providers are required to be trained and licensed to provide SUD treatment at an NHSC-approved evidence
based SUD treatment facility.