Arizona J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Service Site Change

A service site must:

  • Be located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or federally designated Medically Underserved Area or Population (MUA/P)
  • Accept all patients regardless of their ability to pay
  • Accept State Medicaid (AHCCCS) and Medicare assignments
  • Charge patients at the usual and prevailing rates in the area
  • Provide services to those who have no health insurance coverage
  • Post a notice of discount in a clearly visible location such as a patient waiting room.
  • Have proof of unsuccessful recruitment efforts of a US citizen physician for at least six months prior to the J-1 application submission (recruitment dates must be documented)
  • Have been operational and providing care for at least six months as of the date of the request for an ADHS recommendation
  • Have the financial means to support the J-1 physician including salary, benefits, and malpractice insurance expenses, for a minimum of 3 years

If a service site does not meet all the requirements listed above, the site is not eligible, and the application will not be processed.