Loan Repayment

First Choice is happy to assist our eligible health professionals with application for state and/or federal loan repayment or scholarship service obligation programs.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center system, we have an excellent track record in appropriately incorporating health professional recruitment and retention incentives into our overall health professional compensation package.

Should you be interested, please don’t hesitate to contact Melissa Manlove, Chief Operations Officer, at (505)873-7474 or by e-mailing or visit:

The NHSC is now accepting applications for the next award cycle. The NHSC provides loan repayment to primary care clinicians in exchange for a two year minimum service obligation in an underserved community. There are several exciting changes in the loan repayment program this year including increased financial support, more flexible service options, increased credit for teaching and a new on-line application



Our Patient-Centered Healthcare Home makes you feel welcomed and cared for by a team that:

  • Knows your health history and goals
  • Communicates effectively with you and with each other
  • Gives you appointments when you need them
  • Coordinates the complexity of labs, prescriptions, referrals and insurance

We go the extra mile to help our patients get help paying for their health care.

  • We assist with Medicaid applications
  • We help patients find insurance on the Marketplace
  • We enroll patients in special programs when they are eligible
  • We provide a discount for services based on family size and income

First Choice Community Healthcare is a 501 c3 non-profit, community-based health center system that provides access to quality, patient-centered, comprehensive health care to all people who need it -- regardless of ability to pay. We are a health center grantee under 42 USC 245b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 USC 233 (g)-(n).



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