New Hampshire

Claire Hodgman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Tel: 603-228-2830 Ext. 115

There are many reasons that people choose to live in New Hampshire, but lifestyle certainly ranks among the top reasons. In national surveys New Hampshire consistently ranks among the top five states in terms of safety, health, and livability. Most recently New Hampshire was ranked the safest state in the nation!

New Hampshire has it all: the best outdoor recreation; a lively arts and cultural scene; a rich history; and tax-free shopping. From small villages in the mountains, to sandy ocean beaches, to the historic towns along the Connecticut River Valley, to the more urban areas in the South, New Hampshire offers something for everyone. We encourage you to consider New Hampshire when choosing where to live and practice. You’ll be glad you did!

Experience New Hampshire at a glance:




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Key Points

  • No state sales tax
  • No state income tax
  • Low crime rate
  • Healthy, well-educated population
  • Easily accessible International Airport offers convenient, low-cost travel

Specialties Sought

New Hampshire is seeking all primary care physician specialties including Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn and Pediatrics.  We also have position openings for Dentists and Psychiatrists, as well as other physician specialties. We also assist Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives with identifying positions throughout the state.


Dental Recruiting

For dentist opportunities, please contact:
Claire Hodgman, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator


Mental Health Recruiting

The Recruitment Center recruits Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners for positions in New Hampshire.  We represent FQHCs, rural health clinics, and community and private mental health centers in the state.  In addition, the Recruitment Center is involved in several behavioral health workforce initiatives and tracks vacancies for licensed behavioral health professionals as part of this project. 

Contact Michele Petersen, Behavioral Health Project Coordinator



Registered Nurse Recruiting

The Recruitment Center does not currently recruit Registered Nurses (RNs). For a list of New Hampshire hospitals, some of which include nursing vacancies, please visit the New Hampshire Hospital Association website at


New Hampshire accepts J-1 Visa Waiver requests year-round and reserves the right to recommend or decline any request for a waiver. There are 20 designated J1 slots available and 10 non-designated "flex" slots available each year. NH typically does not fill all of its slots. Current slot counts are updated when they change and can be found on the Rural Health and Primary Care website at

Requests for a New Hampshire J-1 Visa Waiver recommendation must be submitted by a health care facility or immigration attorney on behalf of the J-1 physician, and not directly from the J-1 physician. Each application will be reviewed by The Division of Public Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to determine whether the application is complete and meets the requirements of the federal and state guidelines. The amount of time necessary to completely process an application varies based on level of accuracy in the initial application. If all materials are in order, the initial review process should take approximately three to five weeks. The sponsoring legal representative will be notified when a decision has been made by the State of New Hampshire. Non-designated/ flex slot applications may take longer.

Physicians who are granted J1 visa waivers are required to practice full-time in an outpatient, clinical patient care setting within an underserved area for a minimum period of three years. New Hampshire considers waivers for all specialties that provide direct patient care, based on community need and shortage designation.  Priority is given to outpatient primary care physicians but will consider specialists if a facility can demonstrate that a shortage of that specialty exits within the service area. Eligible facilities must offer a sliding fee schedule.  

The Rural Health and Primary Care office does not maintain a list of vacancies specifically for J1 Visa physicians or provide placement services. The State office contracts with the NH Recruitment Center, a Service of Bi-State Primary Care Association, to act as a single point of contact for the recruitment of primary care providers and specialists in New Hampshire.  The Recruitment Center maintains a listing of current NH opportunities on the 3RNet website.


J1 Contact Information

Contact Claire Hodgman for jobs eligible for J1 waivers
Bi-State PCA - NH VT Recruitment Center
525 Clinton St
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: 603-228-2830 Ext. 115

Additional Contacts

Claire Hodgman
Tel: 6032282830115

Claire Hodgman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
NH VT Recruitment Center
525 Clinton Street
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: 603-228-2830 Ext. 115

Additional Contacts

Michele Petersen
Tel: 603-228-2830 x131


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