Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States
The goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Office Cooperative Agreement Program is to assure the availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable, and special needs populations and to meet these populations’ unique health care needs. The Virgin Islands Primary Care Office accomplishes this through the following:
Federal Law requires International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are not U.S. citizens to apply for the J-1 visa, which allows IMGs to remain in the U.S. until they complete their studies. Following their studies, the IMGs on J-1 visas (the “J-1 Physicians”) must return to their home country for at least two (2) years before they can return to the U.S. (the “two-year home country physical presence requirement”). The U.S. Virgin Islands Conrad 30 Waiver Program agrees to waive the “two-year home country physical presence requirement” by sponsoring J-1 Physicians who agree to serve in designated shortage areas of the Territory.
All applications must be submitted by an attorney.
Please see the list of required documents below.
Contact the Primary Care Office for information regarding the submission of your application.
U.S. Virgin Islands Physician and Dentist Profile 2020
This report was completed utilizing data collected by the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Primary Care Office (PCO) in 2020. The data was collected using the USVI PCO Dentist Workforce Survey and the USVI PCO Physician Workforce Survey in partnership with the Office of Professional Licensure. Analysis was conducted by the University of Albany School of Public Health.
Paving a Path Towards Oral Health Equity: Planning Out an Oral Health Surveillance System for the U.S. Virgin Islands
In line with Healthy People 2030 objectives outlined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this report aims to accelerate the development of an oral and craniofacial health surveillance system (OHSS) in the U.S. Virgin Islands to facilitate the development of effective, targeted public health interventions and policies for Virgin Islanders with the greatest oral health needs.
National Health Service Corps Site Certification
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
Learn the Difference between Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Emergency Care
Become a National Health Service Corps Certified Site
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/nhsc-sites/index.html(link is external)
Participate in National Health Service Corps Student Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/(link is external)
Participate in the Nurse Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loans-scholarships/nurse-corps(link is external)
Participate in the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-sud-workforce-loan-repayment-program.html(link is external)
Participate in the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-students-to-service-loan-repayment-program.html(link is external)
Berlina Wallace-Berube, MACP, MEd., Director
Virgin Islands Primary Care Office
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health
3500 Estate Richmond, Christiansted
(340) 718-1311 ext. 3755