Arkansas - Central

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – Primary Care Office
Tel: 501-280-2549

  • Home of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Little Rock;  University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.

  • Central Arkansas is home to one of the 13 presidential libraries in the country established by the National Archives & Records Administration.  The Bill Clinton Presidential Library is located in the River Market district of Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas.

  • Quapaw Quarters features some of downtown Little Rock's oldest structures including Victorian & antebellum homes, churches, MacArthur Park and the Old Arsenal.

  • Arkansas Arts Center, also in downtown Little Rock, houses a nationally recognized collection of original works of art on paper.

  • Many museums call central Arkansas home—including the Historic Arkansas Museum of the Frontier and the Old State House Museum (which includes political memorabilia).  There are lawn concerts and Civil War reenactments, as well as the Mosaic Templar Cultural Center, focusing on African American cultural heritage in Arkansas.

  • The Old Mill located in North Little Rock, Arkansas can be seen in the opening scenes of the major motion picture "Gone With the Wind".

  • Things to do & see include: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; Ballet Arkansas; Arkansas Repertory Theater; comedy clubs; jazz & blues bars in the restored River Market district; fine dining through out the capital city; a zoo; eclectic shopping, hiking, canoeing, and much, much more.


Message to J-1 VISA Physicians: The best way to practice in AR as a J-1 VISA candidate is to directly contact the Arkansas hospitals or clinics of interest to you.  Discuss directly with them their employment opportunities.  If a hospital/clinic writes they are "not a J-1 Visa site", please respect their statement and do not call them.  They know if they meet the criteria requirements.  The best use of your time is to only contact those sites that are eligible.

Please do not contact the J-1 Primary Care Office yourself.  Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners.  When you receive a job offer, the hiring facility or your immigration attorney will contact the J-1 Office to obtain the waiver on your behalf. 

J1 Contact Information

J-1 CVs to:
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 Markham
Slott 22
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Phone: 501-280-4529

Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas.  In 2013, Kiplinger's named it the #1 best place to live in the U.S. for small to mid-sized cities in America, beating out cities like Burlington, VT and Santa Fe, NM.  Arkansas has a strong business sector that continues to grow, as well as access to excellent public education. The triumvirate of government, culture, and health care industries all converge in Little Rock, the state's most populous city.

Click below to read more:

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – Primary Care Office
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-280-2549
Arkansas Department of Health


(MM/DD/YYYY format or click for calendar)
Password must be between 6 and 20 characters in length. Passwords are case-sensitive.
We will use your information to make referrals of interest, we will not sell your information to third-parties. You may delete your account by contacting us at any time.