California State Office of Rural Health

The California State Office of Rural Health (CalSORH) serves to link rural communities with state and federal resources and collaborates with statewide rural health associations and other public and private agencies to promote rural health services. CalSORH also provides structure for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility/Critical Access Hospital (FLEX/CAH) Program, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), and J-1 Visa Waiver Programs.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Programs

J-1 Visa Waiver Program

California's J-1 Visa Waiver Program gives priority to applications from primary care physicians who will work in federally designated underserved areas.

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility/Critical Access Hospital (FLEX/CAH) Program

Supports small rural hospitals through the Flex Program annual grant, allowing CalSORH to fund technical assistance, quality assurance studies, network development,…

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grants

Grants to support small rural hospitals with the implementation of delivery system changes to help ensure a strong foundation for…

Resources & Information

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News and Updates

Program Contacts

You may directly contact the California State Office of Rural Health (CalSORH) for assistance.

Email: CalSORH@hcai.ca.gov