Colorado - South Central

Sara Leahy
Tel: 1-303-407-2031

South central Colorado displays pointed peaks, deep canyons and dazzling wildflowers. Pristine lakes, hillsides covered in aspens and pines and snow-capped mountains stretch across the horizon. The Sangre de Cristo mountain range soars high as a backdrop for the San Luis Valley. Nestled in the valley, farmers raise crops in the rich soil. It's worth visiting for the white-water rafting, hiking in the backcountry and exploring historic gold-mining towns.

The average winter temperature is a high of 43 and a low of 14. The average summer temperature is a high of 78 and a low of 46.

LARGEST CITY: Canon City. Population of 16,000.

FUN FACT: The tallest sand dunes in America are in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve outside of Alamosa. This 46,000-acre landscape of 8,000-foot sand peaks was created by ocean waters and wind more than one million years ago.

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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