Arkansas - Timberlands

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – Primary Care Office
Tel: 501-280-2549

  • Home to Southern Arkansas University located in Magnolia, Arkansas; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

  • Hope, Arkansas, the birthplace of former President Bill Clinton, also hosts the annual Hope Watermelon Festival.

  • Pine Bluff is home to the Arts & Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas.

  • Each year, thousands of sportsmen come to Southern Arkansas to experience what is considered the best deer hunting region in the state.

  • Little River County Courthouse is world famous for it's Christmas light display.

  • Pioneer sites ranging from 1800s log cabins and restored Victorian homes to local museums and colorful murals tell the history of this region.

  • Famous singer, Johnny Cash, was born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

  • The McCollum-Chidester House, Reader Railroad & Station and other homes near Camden, Arkansas were used to film parts of the movie "North & South" Books I & II.


Message to J-1 VISA Physicians: The best way to practice in AR as a J-1 VISA candidate is to directly contact the Arkansas hospitals or clinics of interest to you.  Discuss directly with them their employment opportunities.  If a hospital/clinic writes they are "not a J-1 Visa site", please respect their statement and do not call them.  They know if they meet the criteria requirements.  The best use of your time is to only contact those sites that are eligible.

Please do not contact the J-1 Primary Care Office yourself.  Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners.  When you receive a job offer, the hiring facility or your immigration attorney will contact the J-1 Office to obtain the waiver on your behalf. 

J1 Contact Information

J-1 CVs to:
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 Markham
Slott 22
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Phone: 501-280-4529

Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas.  In 2013, Kiplinger's named it the #1 best place to live in the U.S. for small to mid-sized cities in America, beating out cities like Burlington, VT and Santa Fe, NM.  Arkansas has a strong business sector that continues to grow, as well as access to excellent public education. The triumvirate of government, culture, and health care industries all converge in Little Rock, the state's most populous city.

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Office of Rural Health and Primary Care – Primary Care Office
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-280-2549
Arkansas Department of Health


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