Guam Loan Repayment Program

General Information

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center is pleased to announce the Guam Loan Repayment Program (GLRP), a grant funded program. The Loan Repayment Program will offer primary care and behavioral health providers who work at non-profit organizations that are designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Guam assistance in repayment of educational loan debt.

Who’s Eligible?

Primary care physicians (allopathic/osteopathic); primary care advanced practice nurse practitioners; registered nurse; primary care physician assistants, health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists. Primary Care Specialties for physicians are considered: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Geriatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry. Primary Care Specialties for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are Adult, Family, Pediatrics, Psychology, Psychiatry/Mental Health, Geriatrics and Women’s Health. General and Pediatric Dentistry; Registered Dental Hygienists.

**Allied healthcare workers such as physical therapists/technicians, ultrasound technicians/technologists, genetic counselors.

Applicants must be United States citizens or U.S. Nationals, have no outstanding contractual obligation for health professional services to the Federal Government, State or other entity, no judgement lien against their property for a debt to the U.S  government and not be excluded, debarred, suspended, or disqualified by the Federal agency.

Initial eligibility will be evaluated through background check and credit checks.

Awarded recipients will be selected by the GLRP Advisors Committee.

All selected will be obligated to commit 2 years of full-time service or 4 years of half-time at GLRP sites. GLRP sites are public or non-profit private entities located and providing health services in primary care HPSAs. These include federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, community outpatient facilities, free clinics, school-based health clinics, state, or federal correctional facilities and non-profit solo or group practices in geographic HPSAs. A list of the HPSA locations can be viewed at

In addition to caring for the community they serve, recipients are expected to be involved with workforce development activities, including health career recruitment, and teaching and behavioral health. The Guam Loan Repayment Program is expected to improve the number of primary care providers in medically underserved areas of Guam, as well as improve the retention of health care providers in medically underserved areas by lessoning the burden of large debt.

Instructions for Applying

  •  Contracts will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  •  BEFORE submitting an application, please speak with the Human Resources unit or Recruiter at your prospective site to ensure that they are willing to participate in the program and support your application submission.
To receive an application or for more information, contact Judene Reyes at