J Waiver Resources

J1 Conrad 30 States Information


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.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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

Specialists: Yes; All applications are considered.

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


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

Specialists: Yes; Any specialist may apply.

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


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.

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.

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

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

New York

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.

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 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


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.

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


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


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.

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


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

Specialists: Yes; 10 slots are reserved for specialists.

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

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


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.

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