Provider Recruitment

Provider Recruitment Program (PRP) 

Purpose: The program was created as a pilot program in September of 2014 with Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) board approved funding for PHC’s 14 county footprint.  To date more than $3.9 million has been approved for the PRP to support hiring of primary care providers.

Goal: To increase PHC member access to primary care providers in our rural 14 county footprint.  (Program does not include support for dentists, mental health, or OB/GYN providers)

Program highlights/incentives available: $20,000 signing bonus for physician candidates, $10,000 signing bonus for NP/PA candidates, $5,000 moving allowance match, $500 site visit match, and $5,000 extended family moving allowance.

Program criteria for support:

  1. Candidate must be filling a primary care role.

  2. If the candidate is currently practicing they must be from outside PHC’s 14 county footprint.  Providers in training or residency programs within PHC’s footprint qualify for program support.

  3. Requests for support must be made before formal offers have been made to candidates.  Requests for the $500 site visit match must be made before the site visit has occurred.

Additional PRP Criteria for Support

Please note: There is a 12-month expectation of service attached to the $20,000 signing bonus for physician candidates and $10,000 signing bonus for NP/PA candidates.  If a candidate leaves their position before they complete 12-months of service, they are expected to pay back the bonus less the months remaining of 12 (8.333% per month).