J1 Conrad 30 States information - J1 Visa Waivers

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.
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: www.adph.org/ruralhealth/index.asp?ID=885


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: www.healthyarkansas.com


Primary care physicians include: internist, family practice, pediatrician, psychiatrist, and OB/GYN.
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


Primary Care: Family practice, internal medicine, general pediatrics, OB/GYN, and psychiatry.
Specialist: 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: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/primarycare/j1/


The following four fields are identified as primary care: 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
Website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/j1visahome.html


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: http://dch.georgia.gov/vgn/images/portal/cit_1210/59/28/38151973J1_Visa_Policy.pdf


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: http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/7-08_J-1_Visa_Waiver_Program_Guidelines.pdf


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


Primary Care: Family or general practice, pediatrics, ob/gyn and internal medicine.
The program will support physicians in other specialties when exceptional statewide or regional need for the specialty is substantiated.

Gary Williams
502-564-8966 ext. 3773


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
Waiver Review, Department of Health and Human Services, #11 State House
Station, Augusta, ME 043330011
Phone: 2072875503
Email: charles.dwyer@maine.gov
Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/orhpc/


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
Contact: Alvin Harrion, Office of Primary Care, Mississipi 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: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/44,0,112,181.html

New Hampshire:

Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry.
Supportive specialties include: Geriatrics, General Radiology, Hospitalist, and General Surgery.
David Roberts

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: 9197332040
or 8005338847
To request an application: 9197157629
Email: tomtucker@mindspring.com
Website: http://www.ncruralhealth.org/j1.html


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: http://www.ok.gov/health/


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: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/ppova/j1.htm


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: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/ocrh/R&R/j1.htm


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 St., Rm 118
Madison WI 53703

Fax: (608) 266-2584
Telephone: (608) 267-7121
E-mail: anne.dopp@dhs.wisconsin.gov