Texas - Piney Woods

Cindy Ellis
Tel: 512-776-2127

The Piney Woods region of East Texas, with its millions of acres of pine forests and wetlands, has a unique appeal all its own. Rolling terrain covered with pines and oaks, and rich bottomlands with tall hardwoods make the East Texas Pinewoods unique and part of a much larger area of pine-hardwood forest that extends into adjoining Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Texas' four national forests, which offer wonderful camping, hiking and fishing are all located in this densely wooded area of the state. History buffs can visit the 1800s, via quaint historic towns and replica pioneer settlements and many of the Victorian buildings. Timber and cattle are the primary industries in the area and due to this farms are relatively small in comparison with the state average.

Piney Woods region consists mainly of Medically Underserved Areas (MUA's) and also has some counties that qualify as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA's).

The next application cycle for FFY 2020 is from September 3, 2019 through September 16, 2019.  FFY 2019 is full.  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

The St. David's Foundation Public Health Corps Loan Repayment Program fall application cycle is open until November 15, 2019.  You can apply through the website at the link above.

Cindy Ellis
Texas Dept of State Health Services - TX Primary Care Office
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1898
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-776-2127
Fax: 512-776-4232
Texas Primary Care Office

Additional Contacts

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


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