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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: Charles Lail – (334) 206-5438

 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) 758-9013
PCO Director: Stephen Holloway – (303) 692-2582
HPSA Analyst: Kitty Stevens – (303) 692-2298
NHSC/SLRP/International Medical Graduates Contacts: Brooke Wagenseller – (303) 692-2514 | Sara Maki – (303) 692-2466

 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: Debbie Reich - ext 2702
HPSA Contact: JiLynda Walls - ext 2701
NHSC Contact: Barbara Goldstein - ext 3848

 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, NHSC Contact and J1-Visa 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: Danette Wong-Tomiyasu – (808) 586-4121
HPSA Contact and NHSC 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) 233-7415
Fax: (317) 233-7805
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
Acting Primary Care Office Director: Sara Roberts (785) 291-3796
Primary Care Workforce Coordinator: Ellan Spivey (785) 296-3135

 Kentucky

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: Chris Workman – ext 4012
HPSA Contact: Steve Salt – ext 4010
NHSC/HPSA Contact: Lynn Anne Bishop – ext 4011
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Gary Williams – ext 4005

 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 J-1 Contact: Matthew Chandler – (207) 287-5503
HPSA and NHSC 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: Vacant

 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
NHSC, J1-Visa Waiver, Loan Repayment Contact: Nicole Watson – (617) 624-6051
HPSA Contact: WeeLock Ooi

 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) 335-8297
PCO Director: Beth Nagel – (517) 241-2064
HPSA Contact: Amber Myers – (517) 241-2659
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Mary Creed (800) 479-1666
NHSC Contact: Ken Miller (517) 241-9946

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

 Missouri

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: Joyce Alexander

 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: Ann Buss – (406) 444-4119

 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
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Department of Health and Human Services
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone:  (775) 684-4041 (Main)
Fax:  (775) 684-5915
Website: http://health.nv.gov/PrimaryCare.htm
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 |new email: caleb.wistar@health.ny.gov
HPSA & NHSC Contact: Amy Harp | new email: amy.harp@health.ny.gov
J1-Visa Waiver Contact: Steve Swanson | new email: steven.swanson@health.ny.gov

 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: Keshia Bailey (919) 527-6462

 North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone:  See individual contacts
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: Brenda Weisz – (701) 328-4542

 Ohio

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

 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) 271-3894
PCO Director, HPSA, J1-Waiver, and NHSC Contact: Espaniola Bowen – (405) 271-8427
HPSA/MUA/P and Special Projects Coordinator: Jana Castleberry (405) 271-9444 ext 56520

 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) 373-0364
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/Director, Bureau of Health Planning: Robert Richardson
PCO Assistant Director/Director, Division Health Professions Development: Edward Naugle, Ph.D.
HPSA Contacts: Craig Witman, Belinda Williams
NHSC Contact: Susan Guy
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 304
Providence, RI 02908
Phone:  see individual contacts
Fax: (401) 222-1442
Program Manager: Margaret I. Gradie - (401) 222-5952
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Monica B. Tavares - (401) 222-5371

 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: Kyle Fuchs (605) 773-6320
J1-Visa Waiver and NHSC Contact: Kelsey Hanson (605) 773-2679 

 Tennessee

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

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: 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 – (801) 273-6620

 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 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) 773-1311 ext 3173
NHSC Contact: Gesil Ramos (340) 773-1311 ext 3006

 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 and NHSC Contact: Theresa Taylor – (804) 864-7426
HPSA Contact: Kenneth Studer – (804) 864-7428
 

 Washington

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
Phone:  See individual contacts
Fax: (304) 558-1437
PCO Director: David Haden – (304) 356-4217
HPSA and NHSC Contact: Martha Endres – (304) 356-4217
West Virginia Cooperative Agreement Coordinator: Terri Jarvis (304) 356-4211

 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
Public Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Ste 510
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: May 1, 2014

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