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Office Primary Care & Rural Health
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street Suite 1040 Montgomery, AL 36104
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: Niko Phillips,334-206-3807
NHSC Contact: Rob Boyles, 334-206-5425
J1-Visa Contact: Charles Lail, 334-206-5438


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 and NHSC Contact: Susan Mason-Bouterse, 907-465-8534
J-1 Visa Contact: Patricia Carr, 907-564-8618
HPSA Contact: Mary McEwen, 907-465-8505


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


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: Rebecca Brosius, 501-280-4563
HPSA Contact: Randall Anderson, 501-280-4912
NHSC Recruiter Contact: Rhiannon Gschwend, 501-280- 4370


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 and HPSA Contact: Hovik Khosrovian, 916-326-3734
NHSC Contact: Richard Creer, 916-326-3715


Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Primary Care Office 
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone:  303-692-2466
Fax:  303-758-9013
PCO Director: Stephen Holloway, 303-692-2582
HPSA Contact: Kitty Stevens, 303-692-2298
NHSC/SLRP/International Medical Graduates Contacts: Rich Marquez, 303-691-4916


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, HPSA, & NHSC Contact: Marc Camardo, 860-509-8074
HPSA & NHSC Contact:  Johanna Davis, 860-509-8074
J1-Visa Contact:  Stephen Carragher, 860-509-7576


Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Health and 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
Fax:  202-442-4947
HPSA and Special Projects Coordinator: Ginger Pierce:, 202-442-5892
PCO Director and HPSA Contact: Lauren Ratner:, 202-442- 9350
NHSC and J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Urvi, 202-442-9168


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, 850-245-4446
Fax:  850-922-6296
PCO Director: Debbie Reich, ext 2702
HPSA and NHSC Contac: Keri Taggart, ext 3848


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: David Glass, 229-401-3094
HPSA Contact: Dorothy Bryant, 229-401-3095 
NHSC and J1-Visa Contact: Beth Walker, 229-276-2750
Other Contacts: Patricia Whaley,229-401-3090, Olakesta Outlaw, 229-401-3090


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: Danette Wong-Tomiyasu, 808-586-4121
HPSA Contact and NHSC Contact: Catherine Sorensen, 808-733-8364


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: Casey Suter, 208-334-5993


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 State Department of Health
2 N. Meridian Street, 6B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-7415
Fax: 317-233-7805
Health Systems Coordinator: Ann Alley, 317-233-7451


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
HPSA Contact: Lloyd Burnside, 515-242-6879
PCO Director: Katherine Jerkins, 515-423-2690


Bureau of Community Health Systems 
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 Southwest Jackson, Suite 340
Topeka, KS 66612
Fax: 785-296-1231
Acting Primary Care Office Director: Sara Roberts, 785-291-3796
Primary Care Workforce Coordinator: Ellan Spivey, 785-296-3135


Department For 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: 502-564-0655
PCO Director/NHSC/HPSA Contact: Lynn Ann Bishop, ext 4011
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Medina Tipton, ext 4012
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Gary Williams, ext 4005


Louisiana Department of Health and 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, NHSC and J1 Visa Contact: Dorie Tschudy, 225-342-1583
HPSA and SLRP Contact: Beth Butler, 225-342-4702


Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Preserve - Promote - Protect
Division of Licensing and Certification
Medical Facilities Licensing and Certification
41 Anthony Avenue
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone:  207-287-9300
Fax: 207-287-5431
PCO Director;  HPSA, NHSC, and J-1 Contact: Michael Swan, 207-287-5503


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: NHSC, J-1, SLRP Contact: Temi Oshiyoye, 410-767-4467


Primary Care Office
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Fax:  617-624-6062
PCO Director: Julia Dyck, 617-624-5224
NHSC, J1-Visa Waiver, Loan Repayment Contact: Nicole Watson, 617-624-6051
HPSA Contact: WeeLock Ooi


Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Policy, Planning & Legislative Services
333 S. Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  517-284-4993
PCO Director: Amber Myers, 517-284-4981
HPSA Contact: Joe Tran, 517-827-0472
NHSC Contact: Christopher Stickney, 517-284-4985,
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Brittany Brookshire, Telephone-517-284-4986 / Fax-517-284-4993


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: Keisha Shaw, 651-201-3860
J1-Visa Contact: Darwin Flores Trujillo, 651-201-3850


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: 601-576-7873
PCO Director, HPSA & NHSC Contact: Rozelia Harris


Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
912 Wildwood Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone:  1-800-891-7415
Local:  573-751-6441
Fax:  573-522-8146
PCO Director: Ben Harvey 
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Lisa Eastman and Valerie Kempker


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: Brandy Kincheloe, 406-444-3934


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


Primary Care Office
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Department of Health and Human Services
4150 Technology Way, 2nd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone:  775-684-4041
Fax:  775-684-5915
PCO Director: Laura Hale, 775-684-4041
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Scott Jones, 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
Fax:  505-841-5885
PCO Director: Timothy Lopez: 505-222-8671
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 and NHSC Contact: Susan Mitnick, 518-473-4700
HPSA Contact: Robert Martiniano, DrPH, MPA, 518-402-0250

 North Carolina

Office Rural Health and Community Care
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services
311 Ashe Avenue, Cooke Building
Raleigh, NC 27606
Or 2009 Mail Service Center - Raleigh, NC 27699-2009
Phone: See individual contacts
Fax: 919-733-8300
PCO Director and HPSA Contact: Mark Snuggs, 919-527-6465
NHSC and J1-Visa Contact: Cindy Leighton, 919-527-6452

 North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Fax:  701-777-3849
PCO Director, NHSC Contact and J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Mary Amundson, 701-777-4018
HPSA Contact: Terri Lang, 701-858-6795
Other Contact: Bobbie Will, 701-328-4908


Primary Care Office
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:  614-644-8508
Fax:  614-564-2432
PCO Director: Coleen Schwartz, 614-728-3700
HPSA Contact: Shane Ford, 614-466-7475


Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
Center for Health Innovation and Effectiveness
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 915
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
J1-Waiver and Workforce Development Contact: Jana Castleberry, 405-271-9444 ext. 56520
HPSA and MUA/P Contact: Valorie Owens , 405-271-9444 ext. 56734
NHSC and NURSE Corps Contact: Jane Garner, 405-271-9444 ext 56569


Primary Care Office
Oregon Health Authority
Health Policy and Analytics
500 Summer Street, NE E-65
Salem, OR 97301
Phone:  503-373-1791
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, 503-373-0364
Rural and Migrant Health Coordinator: Maria Castro, 503-884-4448

 Pacific Basin

Pacific Island Health Officers Association PIHOA-
737 Bishop Street, Mauka Tower #2075 
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: Emi Chutaro
PCO Director and NHSC Contact: Greg Dever, 808-386-2588
HPSA Contact: Angela Techur-Pedro, 808-537-3131


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, Director, Division Health Professions Development: Edward Naugle, Ph.D.
HPSA Contacts: Craig Witman, Belinda Williams
NHSC Contact: Jacqueline Austin, 717-772-5298
J1-Waiver Program Contact: Jacqueline Austin, 717-772-5298

 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Department of Health
Planning and Development Secretariat
PR Medical Center
P.O. Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936-8184
Phone:  787-274-6739 Ext 3708
Fax:  787-274-5738
PCO Director: Ms. Darielys Cordero Rosario

 Rhode Island

Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 304
Providence, RI 02908
Phone:  see individual contacts
Fax: 401-222-1442
Program Manager: Margaret I. Gradie, 401-222-5952
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Jill D'Errico, 410-222-1488

 South Carolina

Office of Primary Care
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:  803-898-0766
Fax: 803-898-0557
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: Halley Lee, 605-773-3366
HPSA and NHSC Contact: DeAnn Sprenger, 605-773-2679
J1-Visa Waiver and NHSC Contact: Jacob Parsons, 605-773-2679


Tennessee Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone:  615-741-0388
Fax:  615-253-2100
PCO Director, NHSC and HPSA Contact:  Patrick Lipford


Texas Primary Care Office
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, M328
Austin, TX 78756
Mail code: 1937
Phone:  512-776-7518
Fax: 512-776-7203
PCO Director, HPSA and NHSC Contact: Callie Bresette
HPSA/MUA Contact: Rhonnda Jones
J-1 Visa Waiver Contact: Clay Daniel
NHSC Contact: Cindy Ellis


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: Shelly Phillips, 801-502-8024
HPSA Contact: Matthew McCullough, 801-273-6621
Other Contact: Owen Quinonez, 801-273-6620


Division of Health Improvement
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05401-0070
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  802-951-1275
PCO Director: John Olson, 802-951-1259
HPSA, NHSC, RHC, and J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Rachel Green, 802-859-5921

 Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health
3500 Estate Richmond 
Christiansted, VI 00820-4370
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax:  340-773-1376
PCO Director and HPSA Contact: Shaniece Charlemagne, 340-718-1311 ext 3173
NHSC Contact: Gesil Ramo,s 340-718-1311 ext 3006


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
PCO Director: Heather Anderson, 804-864-7426
NHSC Contact: Anna Riggan, 804-864-7434
J-1 Visa Contact: Olivette Burroughs, 804-864-7431
HPSA Contact: Rex Anson-Dwamena, 804-864-7428 
HPSA Contact & GIS Manager: Justin Crow, 804-864-7428


Primary Care Office
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
Fax: 304-558-1437
PCO Director: David Haden, 304-356-4234
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Karen Pauley, 304-356-4218
West Virginia Cooperative Agreement Coordinator: Nell Phillips, 304-356-4237


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: Melanie Johnson, 608-266-1348
NHSC & J1-Visa and HPSA Contact: Bejack Lor, 608-267-7121


Office of Rural Health
Public Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420
Cheyenne, WY  82002
Phone: 307-777-6512
Fax: 307-777-3623
PCO Director: Keri Wagner, 307-777-6512
HPSA and NHSC Contact:  Keri Wagner

Last updated: April 27, 2016

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