Illinois - Southern

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

Southern Illinois combines a rich history and a burgeoning industry into a unique blend of American life, with connections to both past and future. The Shawnee National Forrest and the Garden of the Gods provide the backdrop for growing recreational tourism that attracts climbers, hikers, bikers and riders alike. Fort Massac on the Ohio River offers a genuine historic look at the exploration of Lewis and Clark. Southern Illinois is also home to the annual Superman festival held in Metropolis.

Federally Qualified Health Centers 

Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation - Christopher
Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc. - Cairo
SIHF Healthcare - East St. Louis
Rural Health, Inc. - Anna
Shawnee Health Service - Carterville


Alton Memorial Hospital - Alton
Anderson Hospital – Maryville
Clay County Hospital - Flora
Crossroads Community Hospital - Mount Vernon
Fairfield Memorial Hospital - Fairfield
Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care - Vandalia
Ferrell Hospital - Eldorado
Franklin Hospital – Benton
Gateway Regional Medical Center - Granite City
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center - Mount Vernon
Greenville Regional Hospital - Greenville
Hamilton Memorial Hospital District - McLeansboro
Hardin County General Hospital - Rosiclare
Harrisburg Medical Center, Inc. - Harrisburg
Herrin Hospital – Herrin
Heartland Regional Medical Center - Marion
Jersey Community Hospital – Jerseyville
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital – East St. Louis
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital - Lawrenceville
Marshall Browning Hospital - DuQuoin
Massac Memorial Hospital – Metropolis
Memorial Hospital - Belleville
Memorial Hospital - Chester
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale - Carbondale
Pinckneyville Community Hospital – Pinckneyville
Red Bud Regional Hospital – Red Bud
Richland Memorial Hospital - Olney
Saint Anthony’s Health Center - Alton
St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital - Effingham
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital - Belleville
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital - Murphysboro
St. Joseph’s Hospital - Breese
St. Joseph’s Hospital - Highland
St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia
Salem Township Hospital - Salem
Sparta Community Hospital - Sparta
Touchette Regional Hospital - Centreville
Union County Hospital District - Anna
Wabash General Hospital District - Mount Carmel
Washington County Hospital – Nashville

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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