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Primary Care Office

Shortage Designations

Designation as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) is often the first step in establishing eligibility for federal and state programs. The Primary Care Office (PCO) works with community and state partners to prepare designation requests for federal review. The office also helps educate providers, citizens and policymakers on the designations.

Am I located in an Underserved Area?

South Carolina Shortage Designation Maps:

For more information on shortage designation criteria and process, visit the website of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Shortage Designation Branch: