Rural Health

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health facilitates and participates in activities to improve access to health care services for all rural Alabamians with special concern for children, the elderly, minorities and other medically underserved vulnerable populations. We serve the following populations:

  • Communities
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Physician Practices
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Small Rural Hospitals
  • County Health Departments
  • Mental Health Centers

National Health Service Corps New Site Application

The National Health Service Corps New Site Application deadline has been extended to June 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Eligible sites include health care facilities that generally provide outpatient, ambulatory, and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral) to populations residing in high-need urban and rural areas.

Now Eligible to Apply: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities. If your site provides any of these services:

  • General Substance Use Disorder Treatment (SUD);
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); or
  • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Helpful Resources

2019 Alabama Rural Health Conference

Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Programs





Page last updated: May 29, 2019