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J-1 VISA WAIVER INFO

More information for physicians with J1 visas:

Due to the many requests for information from physicians with J1 visas, the 3R Net urges these physicians to only contact the locations listed below. For information regarding Health Professional Shortage Areas go to: Bureau of Primary Health Care. A very good source for more information for physicians with J1 visas is the Rural Assistance Center.

Alabama
Janice Cook
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
RSA Tower, Suite 1040
Montgomery, AL 36104
Telephone: 334-206-5610
Fax: 334-206-5434
Email: ruralhealth@adph.state.al.us
J1 Visa: Please visit the Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health website for specific information on Alabama's State-30 and Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 Visa Waiver Programs including policies, required application documents, and other information.
To learn more about the J-1 Visa Program, visit our website at www.adph.org/ruralhealth.

 

Alaska
Triptaa Surve
State of Alaska DHSS
Health Planning & Systems Development
3601 C St., Suite 990
Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: (907) 334-2640
Fax: (907) 561-3011
Email: triptaa.surve@alaska.gov
J1 Visa: Alaska participates in the State Conrad 30 program but we do not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates. Opportunities for J1 physicians in Alaska are limited. Specialties are accepted.

To request a State of Alaska Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to:
1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State;
2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State;
3) secure an employment contract with a medical facility in a HPSA, signed by the candidate and the head of the facility, to provide patient care for at least 40 hours per week for a 3-year term;
4) send required information to Mark Millard at the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services.
Workforce Information

 

Arizona
Fabian Valle
Workforce Programs, Office of Health Systems Development (HSD) AZ Dept. of Health Services (ADHS)
1740 W. Adams
Room 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: 602-542-1066
Fax: 602-542-2011 (mark Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver)
Email: vallef@azdhs.gov
J1 Visa: PLEASE NOTE: The 3RNet Arizona 3RNet state page/Rural Recruitment & Retention program does not have information about J-1 employment opportunities, waivers, or sites.
Please contact the Arizona Department of Health Services, Health Systems Development at (520) 542-1219.
Other Notes: For Federal HRSA J-1 and Arizona State information go the following links: http://www.globalhealth.gov/newguidelines1.shtml

Visit the HSD website for more information on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program

 

Arkansas
J-1 CVs to:
Email: randall.anderson@arkansas.gov
J1 Visa: MESSAGE TO J-1 VISA PRACTITIONERS: Please contact Arkansas hospitals and clinics directly to discuss employment opportunities, do not contact the J-1 Visa Waiver Program. If you receive a job offer, the hiring facility or your immigration attorney will contact the J-1 office to obtain a J-1 waiver on your behalf. Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners. Please do not contact a facility if the Arkansas job description says "Not a J-1 Visa site." NO PHONE CALLS TO THE J-1 /PRIMARY CARE OFFICE .

Other Notes: NO J-1 call please.

 

California
Tina Nagy, PRHD J-1 Coordinator
Department of Healthcare Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, Ste 71.6044, MS 8500
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Telephone: 916-449-5753
Fax: 916-449-5777
Email: tina.nagy@dhcs.ca.gov
J1 Visa: California accepts 30 applications per year for the J-1 Visa (Conrad 30 waiver) Program. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis beginning October 1 of each year. The California J1 Visa Waiver Program does not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates.

This program is open to board eligible or board certified primary care physicians (GPs and FPs), gynecologists, pediatricians, and psychiatrists. This program is not open to nurses or behavioral health specialists. To request a State of California Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to: 1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State; 2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State; 3) secure an employment contract with a medical facility in a HPSA or MUA designated service area, signed by the candidate and the head of the facility, to provide patient care for at least 40 hours per week for a 3-year term; 4) follow the application requirements found at the California J-1 Visa program website: http://www.prh.dhs.ca.gov/Programs/CalSORH/J1Visa.htm


Other Notes: At this time, no other specialists are being accepted by the State of California. Should this change, an announcement will be made on our website and updates will be made to the State's information on other websites.
Visa Office, Waiver Review Division, Dept. of State

 

Colorado
Sara Allard and Aaron Ortiz
Colorado Provider Recruitment Program
3033 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 606
Aurora, CO 80014
Telephone: 1-800-851-6782
Fax: (303) 832-7496
Email: cpr@coruralhealth.org
J1 Visa: If you have questions regarding the J-1 visa application process, contact the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment at:

Primary Care Office, PSD, A-4
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
303-692-2470
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/primarycare/j1/index.html or http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/primarycare/index.html

Other Notes: To learn about J-1 jobs in Colorado, please click the link below to fill out the Provider Interview Form. You will then be contacted by staff from the Colorado Provider Recruitment Programs regarding job openings across the state, primarily in rural communities.

Fill out Provider Interview Form here to receive information on current J1 opportunities in CO!

 

Connecticut
Marijane Mitchell
CT Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 11PSI
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Telephone: (860) 509-7668
Email: marijane.mitchell@ct.gov
J1 Visa: CT participates in the Conrad 30 J-1 visa program and will consider any specialty type for physician placements.
See the website http://www.dph.state.ct.us/Licensure/licensure.htm for a J-1 application package.
For questions regarding shortage areas, please see the HPSA web site http://www.dph.state.ct.us/PB/HISR/HPSA.htm
or call Marijane Mitchell at (860) 509-7658, e-mail marijane.mitchell@po.state.ct.us.


Delaware
Joan Barnwell
Delaware Division of Public Health
Health Systems Management
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Telephone: 302-744-4555
Fax: 302-739-3313
Email: Joan.Barnwell@state.de.us
J1 Visa: Accepting all specialties based on community need and shortage designation. We do not provide a list of health care facilities for candidates to call directly. Please mail CV and cover letter to the above address. This information will be kept on file and provided to interested health care facilities.

Other Notes: Specialties considered based on community need and shortage designation. We do not provide a list of health care facilities for candidates to call directly. Please mail CV and cover letter to the above address. This information will be kept on file and provided to interested health care facilities.

 

Florida
Karen Lundberg
Florida Department of Health
State Primary Care Office
Email: Karen_Lundberg@doh.state.fl.us
J1 Visa: The deadline for submission of applications for the 2008-2009 cycle is November 3, 2008. Download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application (PDF 138kb)from http://www.doh.state.fl.us/workforce/recruit1/PDFFiles/J1_Guidelines_08.pdf

 

Georgia
Donna Crews
Georgia Department of Community Health
State Office of Rural Health
502 South 7th Street
Cordele, Georgia 31015
Telephone: 229-401-3088
Fax: 229-401-3077
Email: dcrews@dch.ga.gov
J1 Visa: The purpose of the Georgia J-1 Visa Waiver Program is to improve access to quality health care in underserved communities of Georgia by sponsoring international medical graduates holding J-1 Visas. The Program is designed to be consistent with other laws, regulations, health care programs and policies of the State of Georgia, the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

 

Hawaii
R. Scott Daniels, Ph.D
Hawaii State Office of Rural Health
PO Box 1675
Honoka`a, HI 96727
Telephone: 808-775-8883
Fax: 808-775-8889
Email: scott.daniels@doh.hawaii.gov
J1 Visa: Hawai'i participates in the State Conrad 30 program but we do not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates. There are several Conrad 30 slots available, but opportunities for J1 physicians in the State of Hawai'i are very limited. Specialties are accepted.

To request a State of Hawai'i Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to:

1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State;

2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State;

3) secure an employment contract with a medical facility in a HPSA or Medically Underserved Area, signed by the candidate and the head of the facility, to provide patient care for at least 40 hours per week for a 3-year term;

4) send required information to Scott Daniels at the Hawai'i Dept. of Health, State Office of Rural Health.

 

Idaho
Laura Rowen
Idaho Primary Care Office
450 W. State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Telephone: (208) 334-5993
Fax: (208) 332-7262
Email: rowenl@dhw.idaho.gov
J1 Visa: Contact Laura Rowen, Idaho State Office of Rural Health & Primary Care for information.
rowenl@dhw.idaho.gov, or (208) 334-5993

Other Notes: The Idaho Conrad J-1 Visa Waiver Program is outlined in Title 39, Chapter 61 of Idaho Code.
Idaho State Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

 

Illinois
Bronwyn Jones-Leach
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
Telephone: 217-782-1624
Fax: 217-782-2547
Email: bronwyn.jones@illinois.gov
J1 Visa: Assistance available for "State 30" J1 waiver requests. Not accepting CVs and have no information on J1 recruiting facilities. The application processing period is October 1 - September 30.
State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Application

 

Indiana
Natalie Brown
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
1006 E. Washington St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone: 317-630-0845
Fax: 317-630-0849
Email: nbrown@indianapca.org
J1 Visa: Indiana participates in the State 30 program with a focus on primary health care. Limited specialist positions are available.
Other Notes: Applications accepted from October 1st - October 31st each year. Please email or call for more information.

 

Iowa
Bobbi Buckner Bentz
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Care Access
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Telephone: 515-281-7223
Fax: 515-242-6384
Email: bbuckner@idph.state.ia.us
J1 Visa: MESSAGE TO J-1 VISA PRACTITIONERS: Please contact hospitals and clinics directly to discuss employment opportunities. If you receive a job offer, the hiring facility will contact our office to obtain a J-1 waiver on your behalf. Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners. Please do not contact a facility if the Iowa job description indicates "Not a J-1 Visa site."

Other Notes: J-1 waivers are available in Iowa's health professional shortage areas (HPSA) and medically underserved areas (MUA and MUP).
Iowa Department of Public Health

 

Kansas
Barbara Huske
Office of Local and Rural Health
1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 340
Topeka, KS 66612-1365
Telephone: (785) 296-2742
Email: bhuske@kdhe.state.ks.us
J1 Visa: Kansas participates in the State 30 (Conrad) J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Contact Barbara Huske,(785)296-2742, bhuske@kdheks.gov. Application information is available at the web site http://www.kdheks.gov/olrh/
Other Notes: Instructions for making application for a J-1 visa waiver recommendation through the state of Kansas "Conrad 30" program are available at the Local and Rural Health website:
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/olrh/

All program updates are posted to this website. Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by a health care facility or employer on behalf of a physician with a J-1 visa. Physicians are not able to apply directly to the program.

 

Kentucky
J1 Visa: Please contact:

Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services
Primary Care Office
Department for Public Health
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
502-564-8966

 

Louisiana
Jeanne R. Haupt
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
628 North 4th St.
PO Box 3118
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 342-3506
Fax: (225) 342-5839
Email: jeanne.haupt@la.gov
J1 Visa: Interested sites should contact Jeanne R. Haupt. Physicians seeking a J-1 Visa should register on the 3RNet website and the Med Job Louisiana website at www.medjoblouisiana.com.

Other Notes: LA has a J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Physicians seeking a J-1 waiver should contact the state's non-profit recruitment service, Med Job Louisiana. The Med Job Louisiana web site is www.medjoblouisiana.com. Visit this site and fill out the interview form located there to begin the process for finding a job in underserved Louisiana.
http://www.pcrh.dhh.louisiana.gov

 

Maine
J1 Visa: Community Health Centers generally recruit only clinicians boarded in Family Practice or Internal Medicine. These may be forwarded to Jim Dowling. Other candidates should refer to BPHC website for shortage areas.

Other Notes: Please note: unless otherwise specified, opportunities listed on the Maine site are not available to J-1 applicants.

 

Maryland
Judy Gerahty
DHMH/ Office Health Policy and Planning
201 W. Preston St.
Room 315
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410 767 5046
Fax: 410 333 7501
Email: jgerahty@dhmh.state.md.us
J1 Visa: Primary Care & Specialties

 

Michigan
J1 Visa: If you are interested in Conrad State 30 information please go to www.mimom.org or call 1-800-4791MOM.

Or you may submit inquiries to steve.shotwell@hc.msu.edu

 

Minnesota
Lorry Colaizy
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, MN Dept. of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Telephone: 651-201-3851
Fax: 651-201-3830
Email: lawrence.colaizy@state.mn.us
J1 Visa: Minnesota accepts J-1 visa waiver applications for primary care and specialties. We participate in the Flex 10 program.

 

Mississippi
Kara M. Aldridge
MS Department of Health
POB 1700
570 East Woodrow Wilson Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39215
Telephone: 601-576-7216
Fax: 601-576-7530
Email: kara.aldridge@msdh.state.ms.us
J1 Visa: State has not provided information about J-1 programs in its state.
Other Notes: Please visit the MS State Department of Health Website for information on J-1 Visa Waiver Program.

 

Missouri
Barry Backer
State of Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: 800-891- 7415 or (573) 751-6219
Fax: (573) 522-8146
Email: barry.backer@dhss.mo.gov
J1 Visa: Questions regarding the Missouri J-1 process may be made to Barry Backer. For placement assistance please complete the Missouri interview form available on the 3R Net website.

Other Notes: Applications for 2010 Conrad 30 Program are now open.

 

Missouri also has several counties that qualify for J-1 waivers through the Delta Regional Authority. Please refer to this website for more information: http://www.dra.gov/programs/doctors/

Montana
John Schroeck
MT DPHHS - Primary Care Office
Diane Building 1218 E. 6th Ave
PO Box 202951
Helena, Montana 59601
Telephone: (406) 444-3574
Fax: (406) 444-2750
Email: jschroeck@mt.gov
J1 Visa: Please contact John Schroeck with any questions regarding J-1 Visa placements in Montana.
Montana Primary Care Office

 

Nebraska
Tom Rauner
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Telephone: 402- 471-0148
Fax: 402-471-0180
Email: thomas.rauner@nebraska.gov
J1 Visa: Register on the 3R Net web page. We have never used all of the 30 available slots.

Other Notes: Register on 3R Net web page and you will be contacted directly by interested sites.
State 30 Program Information

 

Nevada
Barbara Heywood
Nevada Primary Care Development Center, please call 775-684-4220 for more information
Tel: 775-684-4047
Email: bheywood@health.nv.gov

J1 Visas: PLEASE READ THIS FIRST! For information regarding J-1 Visa opportunities please contact Barbara Heywood at the Nevada State Health Division, Primary Care Development Center at : (775) 684-4047 bheywood@health.nv.gov
http://health.nv.gov/



New Hampshire
Claire Hodgman
NH Recruitment Center Program
3 South Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 1-800-203-0234
Email: chodgman@bistatepca.org
J1 Visa: Practices in underserved areas of New Hampshire are welcoming to physicians needing waivers, especially those physicians who have ties to the area. It is important for physicians who practice in New Hampshire to understand that New Hampshire enjoys four distinct seasons with the accompanying extremes of temperature and that most of the state is considered rural. Physicians who are granted J1 visa waivers are required to practice in an underserved area for a period of three years. New Hampshire considers waivers for all specialties that provide direct patient care, based on community need and shortage designation.

http://www.nhrc.org

 

New Jersey
Linda D. Anderson, Project Director
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
50 East State Street
P.O. Box 364
Trenton,NJ 08625-0364
Telephone: 609-292-1495
Fax: 609-292-9599
Email: Linda.Anderson@doh.state.nj.us
J1 Visa: Watch for information coming soon.

Other Notes: New Jersey participates in the State Conrad 30 program but we do not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates. There are several Conrad 30 slots available, but opportunities for J1 physicians in the State of New Jersey are very limited. Specialties are considered for placement in the State Designated Children Hospitals. To request a State of New Jersey Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to: 1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State; 2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State; 3) complete an application which is obtained on our web page; and 4) send the application and all required information to Linda D. Anderson at the New Jersey Depatment of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care.

The Department 's policy is completely discretionary, voluntary and may be modified or terminated at any time. The submission of a complete waiver package to the Department does not ensure that the Department will recommend a waiver. In all instances, the Department reserves the right to recommend or decline any request for a waiver.

New Jersey Workforce Development

 

New Mexico
Gabriel D. Chavez, Jr.
NM Department of Health
300 San Mateo NE
Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone: 505-841-5866
Fax: 505-841-5885
Email: gabriel.chavez1@state.nm.us
J1 Visa: THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL PROCESS WAIVER APPLICATIONS ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS. Jerry Harrison, PhD, Executive Director, New Mexico Health Resources, Inc., maintains a list of openings that will CONSIDER J-1's. Dr. Harrison may be contacted at 505-260-0993. J-1's applicants may fax their CV to 505-260-1919 or email their CV to nmhealth@nmhr.org.

For applications and general information, contact Gabriel D. Chavez, Jr., J-1 Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health at 505-841-5866. PLEASE NOTE that Mr. Chavez DOES NOT maintain a list of physician openings.

You May Enter Information on the Candidate http://srvr.nmhr.org:8081/CanEntry/CanEntryMain.asp

Other Notes: NM participates fully in the waiver program, with both primary care and specialists eligible to participate. NM also allocates five "undesignated" slots to practice sites in urban areas that treat patients from underserved areas of the state. NM accepts application on a continuous basis.
NMDOH J-1 Visa Waiver Application Process

 

New York
Steve Swanson
New York State Department of Health
Tower Bldg Room 1084
Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12237-0053
Telephone: (518) 473-7019
Fax: (518) 474-0572
Email: sas03@health.state.ny.us
J1 Visa: Steven Swanson
New York State Department of Health
Tower Bldg. Room 1084 ESP
Albany NY 12237-0053
(518) 473-7019
sas03@health.state.ny.us
Other Notes: J-1 visa waiver applications for the 2008 cycle will be available on August 1, 2008. For more information, click on:
New York State Department of Health

 

North Carolina
J1 Visa: We are seeking 3 MDs, Internal Medicine or Family Practice for a 250 bed In-patient State Mental Health Hospital located in Goldsboro, NC.

Internal Medicine and Family Practices physicians are employed on site to provide medical care to the psychiatric in-patients and employees of the facility. Providers benefit from predicitable work schedules, excellent clinical (peer) relationships,an interesting work environment including the opportunity to work in an excellent teaching hospital.

For most physician providers the position is regular day time hours, 8am-5pm. M-F (40 hours) with on-call responsibility divided equally. Responsibilities include clinical assignments, PE supervisory duties, teaching duties, hospital committee involvement.

If interested, please contact Tom Tucker, North Carolina J-1 Program Manager, at 919-733-2040, Ext 220 or email CV to: tom.tucker@dhhs.nc.gov

 

North Dakota
J1 Visa: FP,FP with OB

 

Ohio
Jennifer Bassler, J-1 Visa Waiver Coordinator 
Ohio Department of Health
Primary Care and Rural Health Program 
246 North High St. - 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614-466-1629
Email: Krista.sapp@odh.ohio.gov

 

Oklahoma
Office of Primary Care
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Room 511
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Telephone: (405) 271-8428
Fax: (405) 271-5493
J1 Visa: Contact the Office of Primary Care, Oklahoma State Department of Health for more information regarding the J-1 Visa program in Oklahoma.

 

Oregon
Dia Shuhart
Dept. of Human Services
800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 930
Portland, OR 97232
Telephone: 503-373-0364
Fax: 503-373-0313
J1 Visa: Oregon has yet to fill all of the 30 slots allocated under the Conrad 30 program. We are getting closer each year. We encourage you to contact Jo if you are interested in practicing in Oregon. She can assist you in finding a location that would be a good professional and personal fit.

 

Pennsylvania
Connie Hanna
PA Department of Health
7th & Forster Street, Room 1033
Health and Welfare Bldg
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Telephone: 717-772-5298
Fax: 717-705-6525
J1 Visa: The Pennsylvania Department of Health participates in the Conrad State 30 Waiver Program for primary care and specialty physicians with J-1 visas.

For questions regarding this information call Connie Hanna at (717) 772-5298.

PA Department of Health

 

Rhode Island
J1 Visa: Information about the J1 Visa Waiver Program for Rhode Island will be added soon.

 

South Carolina
Mark Jordan
South Carolina Office of Primary Care
Office of Primary Care
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC
Telephone: 803-898-0766
Fax: 803-898-0445
Email: JORDANMA@dhec.sc.gov
J1 Visa: We are currently reviewing applicants seeking J1 Visa Waivers for all primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, and Pediatric) positions and select specialty (Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and Psychiatry) positions. NOTE: We do NOT currently have any J1 Visa Waiver opportunities for Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care, or Neonatology physicians.

Other Notes: Physicians on J1 visas, please contact Mark Jordan to verify the availability of positions and assistance with waivers. Important Note: South Carolina does not have a J1 deadline for applications, though the sooner they may be in process, the better.

 

South Dakota
Josie Petersen
Office of Rural Health
600 East Capital Avenue
Pierre,SD, 57501
Telephone: 1-800-738-2301
Fax: 605-773-5683
Email: josie.petersen@state.sd.us
J1 Visa: Participates in State-30 Program

 

Tennessee
Ann Cranford
Tennessee Office of Rural Health
425 5th Avenue, North
Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Telephone: 615.741.2101
Fax: 615.253.2100
Email: ann.cranford@tn.gov
J1 Visa: The Department of Health is committed to assuring all Tennesseans have access to quality, affordable health care. The Department of Health participates in the state and federal programs to facilitate placement of foreign physicians as primary care physicians and physician specialist. Physicians who are placed must provide medical care to underserved Tennesseans.


Texas
Clay Daniel
Texas Primary Care Office
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1937
Austin Texas 78756
Telephone: (512) 458-7518
Fax: (512) 458-7658
Email: clay.daniel@dshs.state.tx.us
J1 Visa: Please send all inquiries to the Texas Primary Care Office: Clay Daniel at 512-458-7518 or go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/j1info.shtm

 

Utah
Ms. Erin L. Olsen
Utah Department of Health
Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
PO Box 142005
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2005
Telephone: (801) 273-6618
Fax: (801) 273-4146
Email: elolsen@utah.gov
J1 Visa: PLEASE NOTE:
As of February 28, 2006,only the following counties are eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements:
Cache, Daggett, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Juab, Piute, Rich, and Wayne,as well as primary care HPSA designated Census Tracts in Magna, Midvale, and West Valley City located in Salt Lake County.

The need in those communities not listed have been filled. You will need to contact our office to see if an employment site is located in a "primary care" health professional shortage area (HPSA).

Only "PRIMARY CARE" J-1 Visa/Waiver'S will be given priority and will be accepted by the Utah Department of Health.

"PRIMARY CARE" physicians include Family Practice, Gynecologic, Internal Medicine, Obstetric, Pediatric, and Psychiatric.
Other Notes: Physicians with J-1 Visa's must find position in the State of Utah. We do not place providers or match with sites. Site must meet the US Department of State eligibility criteria.
Utah Home Page

 

Vermont
J1 Visa: A limited number of J-1 Visa waivers are granted to non-resident physicians who agree to work in an underserved area of Vermont for a period of three years. Vermont considers waivers for all specialties based on community need and shortage designation. In order to be considered for a J-1 waiver request, the
J-1 Visa waiver candidate should obtain a Vermont medical license application directly from the Vermont Board of Medical Practice in order to initiate the application process as soon as the J-1 Visa waiver candidate expresses and interest in seeking employment in Vermont.

Please note: Only opportunities listed on the Vermont site that indicate J-1 acceptance are available to J-1 applicants.

If you are Board Certified or Board Eligible in one of these specialties, you may email your CV to the VT Recruitment Center at: tmckenzie@bistatepca.org and we will contact you with any potential opportunities. All information is kept on our active database and you will be contacted when a site's request matches your background.

Tammy L. McKenzie
Recruiter, Vermont Recruitment Center
A Service of Bi-State Primary Care Association
61 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602-2818
Tel: 802-229-0002, Ext. 221 Fax: 802-223-2336
tmckenzie@bistatepca.org

www.vt-rc.org

 

Virginia
Health Care Workforce Manager
VDH Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy
109 Governor Street
Suite 1016 East
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 864-7436
Fax: (804) 864-7440
Email: ppova.recruitment@vdh.virginia.gov
J1 Visa: Primary Care (FP, IM, OB/GYN, PED, PSY).
Please review guidelines for criteria for specialist.
Visit our website to view J-1 Guidelines: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/healthpolicy/healthcareworkforce/j1visawaiver.htm.

Other Notes: For comprehensive information regarding Virginia's processing of J1 applications, please visit our website prior to contacting our office.

J-1 Visa Waiver Program Information

 

Washington
Jennell Prentice
Office of Community and Rural Health
PO Box 47834
Olympia, WA 98504-7834
Telephone: 360-236-2814
Fax: 360-664-9273
Email: jennell.prentice@doh.wa.gov
J1 Visa: Washington participates in the State 30 program with a focus on increasing access to care for Medicaid patients. We work with primary care and specialists. We require applications come from a qualifying entity with a signed contract.

Contact Jennell Prentice if you have questions about an employer's eligibility to hire a J-1 physician.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/ocrh

 

West Virginia
Monique Mahone
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Community Health Systems
350 Capitol Street Room 515
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Telephone: 304-558-4382
Fax: 304-558-1437
Email: moniquemahone@wvdhhr.org
J1 Visa: E-mail: devneyfriel@wvdhhr.org
Visit our web site http://www.wvrecruitment.org for a list of sites eligible to recruit J-1 physicians.

 

Wisconsin
J1 Visa: Family Medicine and Internal Medicine only

 

Wyoming
Ms. Pennie Hunt
Wyoming Health Resources Network, Inc.
1920 Evans Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Telephone: 800-456-9386
Fax: 307-635-2599
Email: phunt@whrn.org
Other Notes: Wyoming began participating in the Conrad State Program in June of 2002. Contact WHRN for update.

 
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