Welcome to The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is a health resource for Utah's rural, multicultural and underserved communities. The Office coordinates federal, state, and local efforts aimed at improving the health of Utah's rural, medically underserved, and multicultural residents.

The Office works with communities that need assistance conducting needs assessments, recruiting health care professionals, grant writing, identifying sources of funding and implementing other projects related to decreasing disparity and increasing access to primary health care.


As the lead state primary care organization, our mission is to elevate the quality of health care through assistance and coordination of health care interests, resources and activities which promote and increase quality health care for rural and underserved populations.


Serve our communities by providing and disseminating information, technical assistance, policy development, and resource coordination which will increase access to quality health care in Utah.

Utah Rural Health Photo Contest

The Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) announces the Annual Utah Rural Photo Contest. We encourage you to be creative and share visually what “rural” means to you! Read more…

The Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program is now OPEN

Applications can be found on our website and the application cycle will close on March 1, 2017. Read more…

The Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program is now OPEN

Interested physicians and hospitals can find the program details and applications on our website. Read more…