New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

New Mexico Health Service Corps

The New Mexico Health Service Corps (NMHSC) is a state supported program administered by the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health which recruits, places and offers financial assistance to designated health professionals in rural and medically underserved areas of the state. The program is divided into two parts, the Stipend Program and the Community Practice Site Support Program.

Stipend Program

The NMHSC Stipend Program offers primary care medical and dental students stipends to support their education in exchange for two years of full time service at approved rural, medically underserved clinics upon completion of training. Applicants may apply two consecutive years.

Community Practice Site Support Program

Through the Community Practice Site Support Program (also referred to as the Community Contract Program) the New Mexico Health Service Corps provides recruitment and/or retention support to NMHSC-eligible healthcare providers by awarding community/practice sites grants and mid-level provider grants when funding is available.