What is a HPSA?
HPSAs are a rating system used to determine the highest areas of
need for health care providers.
HPSAs are federal designations determined through data submitted by
a state’s Primary Care Office (PCO). There is one PCO in every state.
You can find a list of all the PCOs here:http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/
HPSAs are designated using a scoring system. A ‘HPSA score’ is a
number that can change over time and ranges from 1-25 for primary
care and mental health HPSAs and 1-26 for dental HPSAs. The higher
the HPSA score, the greater the need.
To learn more about HPSAs
• Contact your PCO
• Contact your 3RNet member:https://www.3rnet.org/members/
How can you find out if a facility is a designated HPSA?
• HRSA has a HPSA designation search tool that can be found here:https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov