Colorado - North West

Sara Leahy
Tel: 1-303-407-2031

Northwest Colorado offers wide open spaces, a variety of wildlife, endless recreational opportunities and is steeped in rich history and western tradition! The area borders both Utah and Wyoming with mountains and hills to the east and rugged, colorful canyons to the west and is home to several coal mines and an electrical generating power plant. As the last major free flowing river in the Colorado River Basin, the Yampa River runs through the heart of this region.

The average winter temperature is a high of 37 and a low of 7. The average summer temperature is a high of 77 and a low of 40.

LARGEST CITY: Steamboat Springs. Population of 12,088.

FUN FACT: Utes called the springs in Hot Sulphur Springs "Spiq-uet Pah," or Smoking Water, and bathed in the steaming pools for their healing effects. It is said they led their animals in as well.

If you have questions regarding the J-1 visa application process, contact Kent O'Connor at the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. 

To learn about primary care J-1 jobs in rural and underserved areas of Colorado, please click the link below to fill out our Provider Interview Form. You will then be contacted by staff from the Colorado Provider Recruitment Programs regarding job openings across the state, primarily in rural communities.


J1 Contact Information

Sara Leahy
Colorado Rural Health Center
3033 S. Parker Rd., Suite 606
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 1-800-851-6782
Fax: (303) 832-7496
Fill out this form to learn about primary care J1 opportunities in CO!

Sara Leahy
Colorado Rural Health Center
3033 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 606
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 1-303-407-2031
Fax: 303-832-7496
Fill out Colorado's online form here to receive information on CURRENT openings!

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