Arkansas - Ouachita

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

  • Home to Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas; Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.

  • Ouachita Mountain region has something for everyone - warm mineral waters, gorgeous mountains and hiking trails, botanical gardens, and diamond lakes.

  • Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the only diamond mine open to the public in North America.

  • At the region's five "diamond lakes" - Ouachita, Hamilton, Catherine, Greeson and DeGray - the recreational menus include fishing for bass, striper, and other game fish, plus swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, sailing, camping and hiking.

  • Hot Springs, Arkansas is renowned for it's natural thermal hot springs.  Bring the family to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park or the American Gangster Museum.  Visit places that Al Capone frequented during the Prohibition Era or enjoy dinner at one of the many eclectic restaurants & pubs.  Visit a local art gallery or brewery, or take a sight-seeing adventure on a Duck Boat amphibian tour. 

  • Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, a nationally known thoroughbred track, is also located in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  • Between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains and the Arkansas River Valley lies Arkansas Wine Country.  Three wineries dating back to the 1800s and two newer establishments offer tours, tastings & insight into the art of viliculture.  Fine dining is also offered at these locations. 

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.

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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


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