J Waiver Resources

J1 Conrad 30 States Information

Alabama

Practice Areas: Family, General, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psych, Internal Med

Specialists: Yes; up to 15 specialists may be awarded waivers once all primary care needs are met.

Contact:
Cheri Reaves-Tillery
Alabama Dept. of Public Health
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
The RSA Tower, Suite 710
P.O.Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 206-5441
Fax: 334-206-5434
E-mail: CheriReaves-Tillery@adph.state.al.us | Website

Arkansas

Practice Areas: Family, General, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, General Internal, Internal, Psych

Specialists: Yes; Specialists are selected if they can demonstrate need for their services

Contact:
Mary Fuller, Administrator
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Arkansas Department of Health
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-661-2771
Fax: 501-661-2165
E-mail: Mary.Fuller@arkansas.gov | Website

California

Practice Areas: Internist, family practice, pediatrician, psychiatrist, and OB/GYN.

Specialists: The California J-1 Visa Waiver Program is not accepting applications from specialists.

Contact:
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 | Website

Colorado

Practice Areas: Family practice, internal medicine, general pediatrics, OB/GYN, and psychiatry.

Specialists: Some specialist placed where there is demonstrated a shortage in the service area.

Contact:
Primary Care Office, PSD-A5
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1350
Phone: 303-692-2470
E-mail: cdphe.psdrequests@state.co.us | Website

Delaware

Practice Areas: Family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

Specialists: Yes; Specialities will be considered if the facility can document sufficient need for the specialty.

Contact:
Theresa Strauder, Conrad State 30 Program Manager
Division of Public Health
Health Systems Development Branch
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
Phone: 302-744-4735
Fax: 302-739-6653
Website

Georgia

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN or Psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; The 30 slots are divided as follows: 20 for primary care physicians (including geriatrics fellows), 5 for physicians with a primary care residency and fellowship sub-specialty willing to practice 20 hours of primary care and 20 hours of specialty care per week, and 5 spots for full time specialists.

Contact:
Program Coordinator, Primary Care
Georgia State Office of Rural Health Services
502 South Seventh Street
Cordele, GA 31015
Phone: 229-401-3088
Fax: 229-401-3077
Website

Indiana

Practice Areas: Family, General, Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Psychiatrists.

Specialists: Yes; primary care is prioritized but specialists will be considered if they work in HPSA, MUA/P.

Contact:
Patrick Durkin, Primary Care Office Manager
Office of Partner Relations 2 N. Meridian Street, Section 8B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-7846
E-mail: pdurkin@isdh.in.gov | Website

Iowa

Practice Areas: Family, General, Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and Psychiatrists

Specialists: Yes; Employer must demonstrate specialist services are essential to the underserved population. Specialists and sub-specialists may fill up to 15 of the 30 slots.

Contact:
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 | Website

Kentucky

Primary Care: Family or general practice, pediatrics, OB/GYN and internal medicine.

Specialist: The program will support physicians in other specialties when exceptional statewide or regional need for the specialty is substantiated.

Contact:
Gary Williams
Phone: 502-564-8966 ext. 3773
E-Mail: GaryL.Williams@ky.gov | Website

Maine

Practice Areas: Does not distinguish between primary and specialist care.

Specialists: Yes; All applications are considered.

Contact:
Charles Dwyer, Director
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care J1 Visa Waiver Review
Department of Health and Human Services, #11 State House
Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: 207.287.5503
Email: charles.dwyer@maine.gov | Website

Maryland

Practice Areas: Family practice, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, Ob/Gyn or psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; Any specialist may apply.

Contact:
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Family Health Administration
201 West Preston Street, Room 306
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-767-5046
Fax: 410-333-7106
TTY Number: 1-800-735-2258
Website

Mississippi

Practice Areas: Family, internal, pediatrics, OB/GYN, Psych.

Specialists: Yes; Specialist applications will be considered but must supply comprehensive additional documentation and a separate application.

Contact:
Alvin Harrion, Office of Primary Care
Mississippi State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 1700
570 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7216
E-mail: aharrion@msdh.state.ms.us | Website

New Hampshire

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry.

Specialists: Geriatrics, General Radiology, Hospitalist, and General Surgery.

Contact:
David Roberts
Phone: 603-271-4741
Email: droberts@dhhs.state.nh.us | Website

New Jersey

Contact:
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
Fax: 609-292-9599
Email: Linda.Anderson@doh.state.nj.us | Website

New York

Contact:
New York State Department of Health
New York "State 30" program
Corning Tower - Room 1084
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0053
Telephone: (518) 473-7019
Fax: (518) 474-0572
Email: sas03@health.state.ny.us | Website

North Carolina

Practice Areas: Family Practice, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, or Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Specialists: Yes; Specialists are considered, but primary care is prioritized and the need for a specialist must be well documented.

Contact:
Tom Tucker, Medical Placement Specialist
North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Resource Development
311 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919.733.2040
Toll-Free: 800.533.8847
To request an application: 919.715.7629
Email: tomtucker@mindspring.com | Website

Ohio

Contact:
Ohio Department of Health
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Primary Care and Rural Health Programs
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-1629
Fax: (614) 995-4235
E-mail: bchssd@odh.ohio.gov | Website

Oklahoma

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; Specialists are considered, but primary care is prioritized and the need for a specialist must be well documented. Letters from the facility and demonstrated need should be provided to show eligibility before a full application is submitted.

Contact:
Michael Brown, Director of Primary Care
Oklahoma Dept of Health/Office of Primary Care
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-8428
Fax: 405-271-2886
E-mail: mikebr@health.state.ok.us | Website

Pennsylvania

Contact:
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
Website

Virginia

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; Specialists are considered, but primary care is prioritized. If the facility is a multi-speciality practice group, specialists will be considered.

Contact:
Karen Reed, J-1 Program Manager
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Health and Policy Planning
109 Governor Street, Ste 1016 East
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-864-7427
Fax: 804-864-7440
E-mail: karen.reed@vdh.virginia.gov | Website

Washington

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; 10 slots are reserved for specialists.

Contact:
Jennell Prentice
J-1 Physician Visa Waiver Program
Office of Community and Rural Health
P.O. Box 47834
Olympia, WA 98504-7834
Phone: 360-236-2814
Fax: 360-664-9273
J-1 Information Line: 360-236-2822
E-mail: jennell.prentice@doh.wa.gov | Website

West Virginia

Contact:
Bureau for Public Health
Office of Community and Rural Health Services
Division of Recruitment
350 Capital Street, Room 515
Charleston, WV 25301-3716
Phone: (304) 558-4382
Toll Free: 1-888-442-3456
Fax: (304) 558-1437
Website

Wisconsin

Practice Areas: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Psychiatry.

Specialists: Yes; Specialists must also have at least one (1) year of primary care residency and completed a related sub-specialty.

Contact:
Anne Dopp
Primary Care Office
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 118
Madison, WI 53703
Fax: (608) 266-2584
Telephone: (608) 267-7121
E-mail: anne.dopp@dhs.wisconsin.gov | Website