Illinois - Central

Julie Casper
Tel: 217-782-1624 TDDY:1-800-547-0466 (hearing impaired use only)

Central Illinois boasts the state capital of Springfield as well as the cities of Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, and Champaign-Urbana. In addition to these industrial and cultural centers the region also contains a rich agricultural tradition with dozen of hamlets offering a slice of small-town American life. The area is closely tied to history as the home of President Abraham Lincoln, and offers numerous educational and entertaining historical sites such as Lincoln's home, The Old State Capitol, and Lincoln's New Salem. Champaign/Urbana is the home of the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois.

Federally Qualified Health Centers 

Cass County Health Department- Virginia
Central Counties Health Center - Springfield
Chestnut Health System, Inc.- Bloomington
Crossing Healthcare - Decatur
Macoupin County Public Health Department- Carlinville
Promise Healthcare - Champaign 
SIU Center for Family Medicine- Springfield 


Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital - Lincoln
BroMenn Regional Medical Center - Normal
Carle Foundation Hospital - Urbana
Carlinville Area Hospital - Carlinville
Community Memorial Hospital - Staunton
Crawford Memorial Hospital - Robinson
Decatur Memorial Hospital - Decatur
Dr. John Warner Hospital - Clinton
Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services - Gibson City
Hillsboro Area Hospital - Hillsboro
Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital - Hoopeston
Iroquois Memorial Hospital & Resident Home - Watseka
John & Mary Kirby Hospital - Monticello
Mason District Hospital - Havana
Memorial Medical Center - Springfield
OSF Saint James Hospital - Pontiac
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center - Bloomington
Pana Community Hospital - Pana
Paris Community Hospital - Paris
Passavant Area Hospital - Jacksonville
The Pavilion – Champaign
Provena Covenant Medical Center - Urbana
Provena United Samaritans Medical Center - Danville
St. Francis Hospital - Litchfield
St. John’s Hospital - Springfield
St. Mary’s Hospital - Decatur
St. Vincent Memorial Hospital - Taylorville
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center - Mattoon
Shelby Memorial Hospital - Shelbyville
Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital – Carrollton
Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Danville

Assistance is available to prospective applicants for the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program.  The Illinois Department of Public Health does not maintain a registry of available positions nor does it recruit providers for medical facilities.  Waiver applications are accepted from October 1st through October 31st of each year.  If waiver positions exist after the October 31st submission deadline, new applications are accepted from January 1st through January 31st.

J1 Contact Information

Don Jones
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson, Ground Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-782-1624 TDDY:1-800-547-0466 (hearing impaired use only)
Fax: 217-782-2547
State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Application

Julie Casper
Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
535 West Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-782-1624 TDDY:1-800-547-0466 (hearing impaired use only)
Fax: 217-782-2547


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