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 Alabama

Office Primary Care & Rural Health
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: (334) 206-5396
Fax: (334) 206-5434
PCO Director:  Charles Lail – (334) 206-5438
HPSA Contact: Carrie Shepherd – (334) 206-5229
NHSC Contact: Carolyn Bern – (334) 206-5436
J1-Visa Contact: Janice Cook – (334) 206-5610

 Alaska

Health Planning and Systems Development
State of Alaska
Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Health Care Services
P.O. Box 110601
Juneau, AK 99811-0601
Phone:  (907) 465-3091
Fax: (907) 465-6861
PCO Director: Susan Mason-Bouterse – (907) 465-8534
NHSC & J1-Visa Contact: Triptaa Surve – (907) 334-2640
HPSA Contact: Mary McEwen – (907) 465-8505

 Arizona

Bureau of Health Systems Development
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N 18th Ave. Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone:  (602) 542-1219
Fax:  (602) 542-2011
PCO Director and HPSA Contact: Patricia Tarango – (602) 542-1436
HPSA Contact: Tracy Lenartz (602)-542-1772
NHSC and J1-Visa Contacts: Ana Roscetti – (602) 542-1066 | Michael Abbott – (602) 542-2904

 Arkansas

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street - Slot 22
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: (501) 280-4706
PCO Director: Tracy Bradford – (501) 280-4563
HPSA Contact: Randall Anderson – (501) 280-4912
NHSC Recruiter Contact: Nancy Sligh – (501) 280- 4370

 California

Healthcare Workforce Development Division
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
400 R Street, Suite 330
Sacramento, CA 95811
Fax (916) 322-2588
Phone:  See individual contacts
PCO Director: Lupe Alonzo-Diaz – (916) 326-3700
HPSA Contact: Hovik Khosrovian – (916) 326-3734
NHSC Contact: Hovik Khosrovian – (916) 326-3734

 Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Primary Care Office 
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone:  (303) 692-2466
Fax:  (303) 782-5576
PCO Director: Stephen Holloway – (303) 692-2582
HPSA Contact: Kitty Stevens – (303) 692-2298
NHSC & J1-Visa Contact: Amber Galloway – (303) 692-2406

 Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, Mail Stop #11 MAT
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone:  (860) 509-8074
Fax:  (860) 509-7720
PCO Director:  Johanna Davis – (860) 509-8074
HPSA, NHSC, & J1-Visa Contact:  Marc Camardo – (860) 509-7182

 Delaware

Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Health & Social Services
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone:  (302) 744-4555
Fax: (302) 739-3313
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Kathy Collison – (302) 744-4555
J1-Visa Contact: Joan Barnwell –  (302) 744-4555

 District of Columbia

District of Columbia Department of Health
Community Health Administration
Primary Care Bureau
899 N. Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (202) 442-4947
Website: http://doh.dc.gov/
HPSA and Special Projects Coordinator: Ginger Pierce - ginger.pierce@dc.gov - (202) 442-5892
PCO Director and HPSA Contact: Lauren Ratner - Lauren.ratner@dc.gov – (202) 442- 9350
NHSC and J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Urvi Doshi – Urvi.doshi@dc.gov – (202) 442-9168

 Florida

Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Improvement
Health Resources and Access Section
Bureau of Community Health Assessment
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-15
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1735
Phone: 1-800-342-8660 (see individual extensions)
(850) 245-4446
Fax:  (850) 922-6296
Email:  FL_PCO@doh.state.fl.us
PCO Director and HPSA and NHSC Contact: Debbie Reich - ext 2702

 Georgia

State Office of Rural Health
Georgia Department of Community Health
502 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015-1443
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (229) 401-3077
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: David Glass – (229) 401-3094
HPSA Contact: Dorothy Bryant – (229) 401-3095       
Other Contacts: Charles Owens – (229) 401-3090 / Tony Brown - (229) 401-3086

Hawaii

State of Hawaii, Department of Health
Family Health Services Division
3652 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (808) 733-8369
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Danette Wong-Tomiyasu – (808) 586-4121
HPSA Contact: Catherine Sorensen – 808-733-8364

 Idaho

State Office of Rural Health & Primary Care 
450 West State Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone:  (208) 334-5993
Fax: (208) 332-7262
PCO Director, HPSA, J-1 Visa, & NHSC Contact: Andy Noble – (208) 334-5993

 Illinois

Center for Rural Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone:  (217) 782-1624
Fax:  (217) 782-2547
PCO Director: Julie Casper – (217) 782-1624
HPSA & NHSC Contact: Dianne Roberts – (217) 782-1624

 Indiana

Indiana State Department of Health
2 N. Meridian Street, 6B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-7846
Fax: (317) 233-7761
Health Systems Coordinator: Christopher A. Maxey – (317) 233-8829

 Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street, 4th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: (515) 242-6384
PCO Director & NHSC Contact: Michelle Holst – (515) 954-5674
HPSA Contact: Lloyd Burnside – (515) 242-6879

 Kansas

Bureau of Community Health Systems 
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 Southwest Jackson, Suite 340
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: (785) 296-1231
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Barbara Huske  – (785) 296-2742

 Kentucky

Department of Public Health
Health Care Access Branch
Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement
275 East Main Street, HS2W-B
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone:  (502) 564-8966 (see individual extensions)
Fax: (502) 696-5231
PCO Director: Chris Workman – ext 4012
HPSA Contact: Steve Salt – ext 4010
NHSC Contact: Lynn Anne Bishop – ext 4011

 Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
628 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (225) 342-5839
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Dorie Tschudy – (225) 342-1583
HPSA Contact: Beth Butler – (225) 342-4702

 Maine

Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Maine DHHS, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
286 Water Street, Key Plaza
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone:  (207) 287-5524
Fax: (207) 287-5431
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Matthew Chandler – (207) 287-5503
HPSA Contact: Marc Coulombe – (207) 287-5504

 Maryland

Primary Care Organization
Office of Health Policy & Planning
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street, Room 423
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (410) 333-7501
PCO Director, NHSC and HPSA Contact: Elizabeth Vaidya - (410) 767-5695
Workforce Coordinator: Christina Shaklee - (410) 767-6523

 Massachusetts

Primary Care Office
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (617) 624-6062
PCO Director: Julia Dyck – (617) 624-5224
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Nicole Watson – (617) 624-6051

 Michigan

Michigan Department of Community Health
Health Planning and Access to Care Section
Capitol View Building, 7th Floor 
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (517) 241-1200
PCO Director: Beth Nagel – (517) 241-2064
HPSA & NHSC Contact:  Inquiries at (517) 373-2559 
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Amber Myers – (517) 241-2659

 Minnesota

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone:  800-366-5424
Fax: (651) 201-3830
PCO Director & NHSC Contact: Debra Jahnke – (651) 201-3845
HPSA Contact: Lee Schutz – (651) 201-3860
J1-Visa Contact: Lawrence Colaizy – (651)- 201-3851

 Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone:  (601) 576-7216
Fax: (601) 576-7530
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Rozelia Harris

 Missouri

Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
920 Wildwood Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone:  1-800-891-7415
Local:  (573) 571-6441
Fax:  (573) 522-8146
PCO Director: Ben Harvey 
HPSA Contact: Joyce Alexander
NHSC Contact: Lee Temmen / Terry Taylor

 Montana

Montana Primary Care Office
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Sciences
P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Fax: (406) 444-2606
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: John Schroeck – (406) 444-3934

 Nebraska

Department of Health & Human Services 
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
Phone:  (402) 471-0148
Fax:  (402) 471-0180
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Thomas Rauner

 Nevada

Primary Care Office
Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics
Nevada State Health Division
Department of Health and Human Services
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone:  (775) 684-4218 (Main)
Fax:  (775) 684-4156
Website: http://health.nv.gov/
PCO Director: Laura Hale – (775) 684-4041
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Barbara Heywood – (775) 684-4047

 New Hampshire

Rural Health and Primary Care
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone:  (603) 271-5934
Fax:  (603) 271-4506
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Alisa Druzba

 New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
50 East State Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone:  (609) 292-1495
Fax:  (609) 292-9599
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Linda Anderson

 New Mexico

Primary Care/Rural Health Office
New Mexico Department of Health
300 San Mateo, NE, Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (505) 841-5885
PCO Director: Britt Catron – (505) 841-5869
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Roxanne Konst – (505) 841-5867

 New York

New York State Department of Health
Tower Building, Room 1695
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0053
Phone:  (518) 473-7019
Fax: (518) 486-7835
PCO Director: Caleb Wistar
HPSA & NHSC Contact: Amy Harp

 North Carolina

Office Rural Health and Community Care
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services
311 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: (919) 733-8300
PCO Director: Tammy Norville – (919) 527-6476 or (919) 215-0220
HPSA Contact: Mark Snuggs – (919) 527-6465
NHSC and J1-Visa Contact: Wanda Greene – (919) 527-6478

 North Dakota

Office of Community Assistance
North Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Boulevard, Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (701) 328-1890
PCO Director: Brenda Weisz – (701) 328-4542
HPSA Contact: Terri Lang – (701) 858-6795
NHSC Contact: Mary Amundson – (701) 777-4018

 Ohio

Primary Care and Rural Health Program
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (614) 644-9850
PCO Director: Coleen Schwartz – (614) 728-3700
HPSA Contact: Shane Ford – (614) 466-7475

 Oklahoma

Office of Primary Care
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 511
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone:  (405) 271-8427
Fax:  (405) 271-5493
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: Espaniola Bowen – (405) 271-8427

 Oregon

Primary Care Office
Office for Oregon Health Policy & Research 
Oregon Health Authority
1225 Ferry Street SE, 1st Floor
Salem, OR 97301
Phone:  (503) 373-1779
Fax:  (503) 378-5511
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Marc Overbeck – (503) 373-1791
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Meadow Martell – (541) 287-0098
J1-Visa Waiver Program: Dia Shuhart – (503) 373-1364
Rural and Migrant Health Coordinator: Maria Castro – (503) 884-4448

 Pacific Basin

Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA)
345 Queen Street, Suite 604 
Honolulu, HI 96813
Office Phone: 808-537-3131
Honolulu Cell Phone: 808-386-2588
Palau Cell Phone: 680-775-0330
Guam Cell Phone: 671-787-2986
Fax:  (808)-537-6868
Executive Director: Michael Epps
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Greg Dever – (808) 386-2588
HPSA Contact: Angela Techur-Pedro – (808) 537-3131

 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Planning
Division of Health Professions Development
Room 1033 Health & Welfare Building,  625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone:  (717) 772-5298
Fax:  (717) 705-6525
PCO Director: Robert Richardson - roberricha@pa.gov
HPSA Contacts:  Barbara Bloom, Craig Witman, Belinda Williams
NHSC Contact: Barbara Fernsler, Jackie Holbert
Loan Repayment Contact: Jackie Holbert
J1-Waiver Program Contact:Jacqueline Austin

 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Department of Health
Planning and Development Secretariat
PR Medical Center
P.O. Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936-8184
Phone:  (787)765-2929 Ext 3695
Fax:  (787) 274-5738
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: Nadia Gardana

 Rhode Island

Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908
Phone:  (401) 222-3059
Fax: (401) 222-1442
PCO Director: David S. Robinson, Ed.D - (401) 222-3059
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Monica B. Tavares - (401) 222-5371

 South Carolina

Office of Primary Care
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:  (803) 898-0766
Fax: (803) 898-0445
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: Mark Jordan

 South Dakota

Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax: (605) 773-5683
PCO Director: Sandra Durick – (605) 773-3366
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Josie Petersen – (605) 773-3517

 Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health
Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Avenue, N, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone:  (615) 741-0388
Fax:  (615) 253-2100
PCO Director, NHSC and HPSA Contact:  Patrick Lipford

 Texas

Texas Primary Care Office
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, M328
Austin, TX 78756
Mail code: 1937
Phone:  (512) 458-7518
Fax: (512) 458-7658
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: Connie Berry
HPSA/MUA Contact: Amanda Maedgen
J-1 Visa Waiver Contact: Clay Daniel
NHSC Contact: Cindy Ellis

 Utah

Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 142005
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2005
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: 801-273-4146
PCO Director: Don Wood – (801) 273-6619
NHSC Contact: Erin Olsen – (801) 273-6618    
HPSA Contact: Shelly Phillips – (801) 273-6621
Other Contact: Owen Quinonez

 Vermont

Division of Health Improvement
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (802) 651-1634
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: John Olson – (802) 951-1259

 Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health
3500 Richmond Street
Christiansted, VI 00820-4323
Phone:  (340) 773-1311 ext 3173
Fax:  (340) 777-9233
PCO Director, HPSA, and NHSC Contact: Shaniece Charlemagne

 Virginia

Virginia Department of Health
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
109 Governors Street, 10th Floor East
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23219-2448
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  (804) 864-7440
Interim PCO Director: Shakema Sanders – (804) 864-7430
HPSA Contact: Kenneth Studer – (804) 864-7428
NHSC Contact: Dena Schall – (804) 864-7431

 Washington

Office of Community Development
Washington State Department of Health
P.O. Box 47853
Olympia, WA 98504-7853
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax: (360) 236-2830
PCO Director: Sam Watson-Alvan – (360)236-2812
HPSA Contact: Laura Olexa – (360) 236-2811
NHSC Contact: Renee Fullerton – (360) 236-2814

 West Virginia

Division of Primary Care 
Office of Community and Rural Health Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 515
Charleston, WV 25301-3716
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax: (304) 558-1437
PCO Director: David Haden – (304) 356-4217
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Martha Endres – (304) 356-4217

 Wisconsin

Primary Care Program
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
PO Box 2659, 1 W. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Phone: (608) 266-7734
Fax: (608) 266-2584
PCO Director: Traici Brockman - (608) 267-1440
HPSA Contact: Aleks Kladnitsky - (608) 443-2941
NHSC & J1-Visa Contact: Traici Brockman – (608) 267-1440

 Wyoming

Office of Rural Health
Rural and Frontier Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Ste 510
Cheyenne, WY  82002
Phone: (307) 777-6512
Fax: (307) 777-8545
PCO Director: Sharla Allen – (307) 777-7293
HPSA and NHSC Contact:  Keri Wagner

Last updated: September 27, 2012

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