Marie Grady
Tel: 888-884-3101

Whether you’re an avid fisherman, art enthusiast, thrill seeker or sports fanatic, Ohio has something special to offer you and your family. Known as the Buckeye State, Ohio is host to 8 professional sports organizations, the "Ohio State Fair", amazing amusement parks and art/science museums, excellent schools/colleges/universities and so much more.

Ohio offers both rural and urban career opportunities in modern, clean, state of the art facilities. Most locations are designated HPSA’s (Health Professional Shortage Areas) and represent Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or community health centers) which allows our member organizations to provide access to the underserved population in most of Ohio's 88 counties.

Come to Ohio…we are rich with history and each season tells a story!

FUN FACTS: Ohio's state flag is a pennant design. It is the only state flag of that design in the United States. | 50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus, Ohio. | Ohio has the largest university system in the United States. | Ohio is the ultimate “swing state” in presidential elections. | Nationally, Ohio ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese. | Outside of Florida, manatees can only be seen within Ohio. | Ohio is the only state in America to have an official rock song, "Hang on Sloopy"

Key Points

The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) is a not-for-profit professional association representing Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or community health centers). OACHC's Mission is to ensure access to high-quality affordable health care for all Ohioans through the growth and development of Ohio's Community Health Centers.

General Benefits of working for a Community Health Center:
  • Positive work/life balance
  • Competitive salaries & benefits
  • NHSC and State Funded loan repayment options available
  • Located in HPSA & medically underserved areas
  • Modern, clean, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Compassionate and competent support staff

Specialties Sought

Generally our opportunities include the following specialty areas:
  • Family Practice, Internal Medicine (including Geriatric), Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Dentists, Psychiatry and Pharmacy.
  • Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Dental Hygienists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Medical Assistants.
  • C-Suite/Administrative opportunities, Behavioral Health Specialists and more.

Dental Recruiting

For Dental opportunities, please contact:

Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC)

Registered Nurse Recruiting

For Nursing opportunities, please contact:

Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC)


The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) participates in the State 30 Program to increase access to health care services for Ohio’s underserved populations.  J-1 visa waivers allow foreign medical graduates to remain in the United States after completing residency/fellowship training in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide health care services in underserved areas. Primary care and mental health HPSAs, certain Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps), and certain public and children’s hospitals located in MUAs are considered as underserved areas in the Ohio State 30 Program.  Of the 30 slots available each year, up to 10 "flex" slots may be used for placements outside of underserved areas, if an adequate level of service to residents of these areas is documented. Qualified international graduates granted waivers must provide direct patient care for 40 hours per week and provide health care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.



The State 30 Program is open to all physician specialties, although the preference is for primary care physicians who will practice in HPSAs.  Physicians seeking J-1 waivers may not apply directly to ODH; applications are accepted only from sponsoring health care organizations.  Sponsoring health care organizations as well as J-1 physicians must accept Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured patients, and must provide services on a sliding fee scale based on 200 percent of the current federal poverty level.   

J1 Contact Information

J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Ohio Department of Health
Primary Care Office
246 North High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-466-1629
J1 Visa Waiver Program | Eligibility, Application & Resources Webpage





Marie Grady
Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
2109 Stella Ct.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 888-884-3101
Fax: 614-884-3108
Ohio Association of Community Health Centers


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