Illinois - Western

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

Western Illinois is called River Country, as its location between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers was the basis for the majority of the industry and economy of the area in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. However, Western Illinois became more than a just a stopover shipping community. The banks and bluffs of Mark Twain’s America are now home to the Great River Road, which meanders along the banks of the Mississippi through scenic and wild life-rich forests, as well as tiny hamlets featuring antique shops and vineyards.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Health Care, Inc. - Moline
Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa - Hamilton
Eagle View Community Health System - Oquawka
Heartland Community Health Clinic - Peoria
Knox County Health Department - Galesburg


Blessing Hospital - Quincy
Community Medical Center - Monmouth
Eureka Community Hospital - Eureka
Galesburg Cottage Hospital – Galesburg
Genesis Medical Center, Iillini Campus - Silvis
Graham Hospital – Canton
Hammond-Henry Hospital - Geneseo
Hopedale Medical Complex – Hopedale
Human Service Center - Peoria
Illini Community Hospital - Pittsfield
Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Peoria
Kewanee Hospital - Kewanee
La Harpe-Davier Health Care Center - La Harpe
McDonough District Hospital - Macomb
Memorial Hospital - Carthage
Mercer County Hospital - Aledo
Methodist Medical Center of Illinois - Peoria
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center - Peoria
OSF St. Mary Medical Center - Galesburg
Pekin Hospital - Pekin
Perry Memorial Hospital - Princeton
Proctor Hospital - Peoria
St. Margaret’s Hospital - Spring Valley
Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital - Rushville
Trinity Medical Center - Rock Island

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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