Shortage/Underserved Areas Designations

KDHE's Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is responsible for the evaluation and submissions of health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas/population designations. State and federal agencies use these designations to prioritize and direct limited resources to areas with unmet health care needs, including programs for:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers,
  • Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waivers,
  • Financial Assistance for Health Professionals,
  • Medicare Designations for Rural Health Clinics and Community Hospitals, and
  • Medicare Reimbursement for Rural Providers and Telehealth Services.

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Federal Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas

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Federal Designated Medically Underserved Areas and Populations

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Governor Designated Medically Underserved Areas

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Facility HPSA Designations Instructions for FQHC or CMS-designated RHCs |
State Correctional Facility Request Form |
State Mental Hospital Request Form |
Instructions for Public or Nonprofit Facilities

Geographic & Population HPSA Designations County-Level HPSA Designations & Score Table |
KS Map - Dental HPSA |
KS Map - Mental HPSA |
KS Map - Primary Care HPSA

HPSA Designations by Discipline KS Dental HPSA Summary |
KS Mental HPSA Summary |
KS Primary Care HPSA Summary