Texas - Big Bend Country

Kathy Johnston
Tel: 512-463-9590

Larger than several states combined, the Big Bend Country of West Texas offers visitors 19th century U.S. Army posts that once guarded the pioneers' westward trail, and mountain communities that feature a rich blend of Mexican, Indian, and Anglo cultures, such as the city of El Paso. Visitors can hike the state's tallest mountain, Guadalupe Peak is 8,749 feet above sea level, in the Guadalupe Mountains, float down the Rio Grande River, or camp in the untamed paradise of Big Bend National Park's colorful mountains and desert floors. 

The Big Bend Country region is also home to several rare animal species like the Mexican spotted owl and the greater long-nosed bat, and has and due to the diversity of soils and elevations many types of vegetation exist here.

If you would like to research this area more, check out the links on the Resources tab above. 

All 30 slots for FFY 2020 in Texas have been filled.  The next application cycle for FFY 2021 will open in September 2020.  Please send all inquiries to the Conrad 30 Program Office: Conrad30@dshs.texas.gov or go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chpr/j1info.shtm

J1 Contact Information

Conrad 30 Program Office
Texas Dept of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1898
Austin Texas 78756
Phone: (512) 776-6164
Fax: (512) 776-7344
Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Additional Contacts

Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

HPSA scores shown on the Bureau of Health Workforce Connector as of the Loan Repayment Program application cycle closing date(s) for National Health Service Corps, and NURSE Corps will be used for each current year.


Kathy Johnston
TX State Office of Rural Health
P.O. Box 12847
Attn: State Office of Rural Health
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: 512-463-9590

Additional Contacts

Texas Primary Care Office
Tel: 512-776-7518
Fax: 512-776-4232


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