Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO)


Through timely and accurate assessment and planning all Texans will have access to primary care.

Mission Statement

To improve the health of Texans who live in underserved areas, through timely and accurate assessment, planning, and assistance, to increase access to primary care providers of medical, dental, and mental health services.

About Our Program

Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO) works with health care providers and communities to improve access to care for the underserved, by recruiting and retaining providers to practice in federally designated shortage areas and expanding new and existing Federally Qualified Health Centers. Funding for programs is provided by Health Resources and Services Administration and the State of Texas. Use the index on the left to find the programs in the TPCO. 

Contact Information

E-mail us:
General Questions
For Underserved & Shortage Area Designation Inquiries  
For National Health Service Corps (NHSC) & Student Loan Repayment Program Inquiries
For J-1 Visa Waivers & National Interest Waiver Letters

Phone: (512) 776-7518
Fax: (512) 519-5228

Mailing Address:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Primary Care Office
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1937
Austin, TX 78756

Physical Address (for overnight deliveries):

Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Primary Care Office
1100 W. 49th St, Mail Code 1937
Austin, TX 78756  

Note: For mailing J-1 Visa applications, please see the Texas Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program policy manual


The TPCO does not provide clinical services.  For help in finding medical services near you, dial 211. 
No solicitation for professional recruiting services or any professional endorsements.

Last updated July 13, 2017