Provider Recruitment and Placement
What We Do
Established in 1975 as part of North Carolina State Office of Rural Health, Placement Services remains dedicated to the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians, dentists, psychiatrists and other primary care providers to the rural and underserved areas of our State. We have developed strong and ongoing relationships over the years with the State’s primary care residency programs across the state. All placement services are provided at no charge.
ORH works with federal, state and local entities to identify shortage areas of primary care, dental or mental care providers. These areas are designated as health professional shortage areas (HPSA) according to federal guidelines, making them eligible to qualify for federal funding and services.
Physicians, Psychiatrists or Dental Providers
ORH actively recruits medical, dental and behavioral health providers who can offer care in rural and underserved areas. The available opportunities are located in a variety of practice settings including Federal Community Health Centers, Rural Health Centers and County Health Departments.
About Practice Incentives
The shortage of primary health care providers (including mid-levels) in North Carolina is significant, particularly in the state’s rural areas. There is also a severe shortage of psychiatrists, dentists and dental hygienists who serve Medicaid, uninsured and low-income patients. In response to this shortage the state has pioneered innovative approaches for placing health professionals in underserved communities. One of these approaches has been the development of practice incentives for primary care providers.
For more information on incentives for primary care providers, please click here
2015-2016 Provider Incentive Guidelines
The following general rules apply to the State Loan Repayment (SLR) and High Needs Service Bonus (HNSB) programs.
For more information on provider incentive guidelines, please click here
State Fiscal Year 2016 Provider Recruitment and Placement Coverage and Placement Map for North Carolina
North Carolina Placement Services Program
Office of Rural Health
2009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Toll Free 1-800-533-8847