Texas - Big Bend Country

Cindy Ellis
Tel: 512-776-2127

Larger than several states combined, the Big Bend Country of West Texas offers visitors 19th century U.S. Army posts that once guarded the pioneers' westward trail, and mountain communities that feature a rich blend of Mexican, Indian, and Anglo cultures, such as the city of El Paso. Visitors can hike the state's tallest mountain, Guadalupe Peak is 8,749 feet above sea level, in the Guadalupe Mountains, float down the Rio Grande River, or camp in the untamed paradise of Big Bend National Park's colorful mountains and desert floors. 

The Big Bend Country region is also home to several rare animal species like the Mexican spotted owl and the greater long-nosed bat, and has and due to the diversity of soils and elevations many types of vegetation exist here.

If you would like to research this area more, check out the links on the Resources tab above. 

The next application cycle for FFY 2020 is from September 3, 2019 through September 16, 2019.  FFY 2019 is full.  Please send all inquiries to the Conrad 30 Program Office: Conrad30@dshs.texas.gov or go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/j1info.shtm

J1 Contact Information

Conrad 30 Program Office
Texas Dept of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1898
Austin Texas 78756
Phone: (512) 776-6164
Fax: (512) 776-7344
Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Additional Contacts

Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Award amounts for the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program will be increasing in the next state fiscal year.  For physicians applying September 1, 2019 or later, PELRP will pay up to $180,000 for 4 years of full time service in a Health Professional Shortage Area. You can get more information on this program by clicking on the link shown above.

Cindy Ellis
Texas Dept of State Health Services - TX Primary Care Office
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1898
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-776-2127
Fax: 512-776-4232
Texas Primary Care Office

Additional Contacts

Texas Primary Care Office
Tel: 512-776-7518
Fax: 512-776-4232


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