Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUAP) help meet the health care needs of medically underserved rural and urban areas of Minnesota. The Office of Rural Health & Primary Care helps underserved sites determine service areas, provides statistical information, and prepares applications for federal shortage area designation. [Information about the designation of HPSA and MUAP.]

Health Professional Shortage Areas in Minnesota



Mental Health

  • Rural (PDF: 871KB/1pg)
    (Note: Currently the state has no mental health HPSAs in the Twin Cities metro/urban area)

The Federal HPSA Database has additional information.

Medically Underserved Areas/Populations in Minnesota

The Bureau of Health Professions' Website has more information about HPSA and MUA criteria as well as a searchable database of federally designated HPSAs and MUAs.

Contact for more information

Lee Schutz

Updated Friday, 02-Aug-2013 14:58:49 CDT