HPSA and MUA/P
Throughout the U.S., there are geographic areas, populations, and facilities with too few primary care, dental and mental health providers and services. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) are designations that help prioritize and focus our resources to help meet the health care needs of medically underserved rural and urban areas of Minnesota. The Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care helps underserved sites determine service areas, provides statistical information and prepares applications for federal shortage area designation.
Minnesota Health Professional Shortage Areas
- Rural Minnesota Low Income Dental HPSA Designation, 2016 (PDF)
- Urban map unavailable, use HRSA links below
- Health Professional Shortage Areas - Primary Care, Minnesota, 2016 (PDF)
- Primary Care HPSAs in Minneapolis and St. Paul, 2016 (PDF)
- Minnesota Rational Service Areas - Mental Health: Geographic HPSA Designations, 2016 (PDF)
Note: Currently the state has no mental health HPSAs in the Twin Cities metro/urban area
HRSA Information on HPSA
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Shortage Designation website has more information on HPSA criteria as well as a searchable database of designated shortage areas by county or by address.
Minnesota Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
HRSA´s Medically Underserved Areas/Populations site has more information on MUA and MUP criteria and guidelines.
For more information, please contact:
Shortage Designation Coordinator & Grant Program Manager