The PCRH supports the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program and is the agency designated by the Governor of the State of Utah and the United States Department of State to act as the "Interested Government Agency" for physicians requesting J-1 Visa Waiver's in the State of Utah. For general information on the State of Utah Conrad State 30 Program activities, you can review the "Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program Fact Sheet."
PLEASE NOTE: As of April 20, 2009,only the following counties are eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements:Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Juab, Kane, Piute, Utah, and Wayne,as well as select primary care HPSA designated Census Tracts: Central Weber, Magna, Midvale, South, Southeast, and West Valley located in Salt Lake and Weber counties.
The need in those communities not listed has been filled. You can go to the following web site to see if an employment site is located in a "primary care" health professional shortage area (HPSA); or you can view a HPSA map by clicking on "Health Professional Shortage Areas" or the button to the left with the same title. Utah does not use medically underserved area or medically underserved populations (MUA/MUP) designations to consider employment sites eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements.
J-1 VISA WAIVER requests Will ALSO be considered by the Utah Department of Health for Specialists and Sub-Specialists racticing in NON-HPSA designated areas, if the employment site meets the FLEX Slot requirements listed below.
"Primary Care" physicians include: Family Practice, Gynecologic, Internal Medicine, Obstetric, Pediatric, and Psychiatry.
Physicians with J-1 Visa's must find position in the State of Utah. We do not place providers or match with sites. Site must meet the US Department of State eligibility criteria.
J1 Contact Information
Utah Department of Health
Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
PO Box 142005
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2005
Phone: (801) 273-6605
Utah Home Page