Thank you for participating in the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Maternal Care Target Area (MCTA) Survey.
For those responding on behalf of several providers, the survey will allow one entry at a time. However, you will not have to exit the survey to enter another. If the physician, dentist or certified nurse midwife is providing services at multiple locations, each location requires its own entry. To return to a prior page select the "Back" button at the bottom of each survey page; do not use your browser's back button. Selecting "Submit" will record your data and “loop” back to the beginning for those who are responding for more than one provider. If you are complete, you can end the session, after selecting Submit, by exiting the browser.
For HPSA purposes only, the federal guidelines define a "primary care” professional as a non-federal* physician with an active doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) credential who provides direct patient care in one or more of the following primary care specialty areas:
- General or family medicine
- General internal medicine
- General obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)
- General gynecology
- General pediatrics
- General geriatrics
This survey defines a "dental health" professional as a non-federal* dentist with an active dentist credential who provides patient care addressing general dental care.
This survey defines a "mental health" professional as a non-federal* physician with an active doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) credential who provides mental health patient care (direct or other, including consultation and supervision) in ambulatory or other short-term care settings.This survey defines a full scope "maternal care" health professional as a MD/DO working in an obstetrics/gynecology speciality or a certified nurse midwife who provides care during labor, birthing, prenatal and postpartum.
*Non-federal refers to providers that are not federally employed or fulling service obligations through a federally funded programs.
Results are published and presented in aggregate, containing no personally identifiable information. Information collected via this survey may be subject to release in accordance with RCW 42.56 (Public Records Act).