Primary Care Shortage Areas



​Primary Care HPSAs refer to a shortage of allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) physicians specializing in the following area:​

  • Family Practice​
  • Pediatrics​
  • General Internal Medicine​
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology​
  • General Medicine ​

Primary Care Scoring: (HPSA Score Out of 25)

Primary Care Scoring

  • Population-to-Provider ratio: 0-5 points then multiplied by 2 (only Auto-HPSAs can get 0 points)​

  • Percent of the population at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL): 0-5 points​

  • Infant Health Index (based on Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) or Low Birth-weight Rate (LBW), whichever is higher): 0-5 points​

  • Travel time or distance to nearest source of non-designated accessible care (NSC): 0-5 points ​