Board members of NHS North Yorkshire and York - which funds doctors' surgeries across the county - have announced they are more than £19m in debt.
They say it is partly because funding which had previously been available now isn't.
They will meet next week to discuss ways to reduce the debt.
The news comes after the board was criticised for spending £3.2m on home health monitoring systems - or telehealth systems - which are hardly used.
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Very misty, grey, cool day on Tuesday. Some rain on Wednesday. Frost-free nights in general, but not especially warm by day
Mist at the coast should lift readily this morning, but extensive overnight mist may linger through the south and east of the region
A cold front out in the North Sea is sitting across parts of the region and giving lots of cloud and some patchy rain, especially in the SE