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HHS Exchange Visitor Program

Contact the Florida Department of Health

  •  850-245-4009

    Mailing Location

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin A-05 

    Tallahassee, FL 32311

HHS Exchange Visitor Program


The HHS Exchange Visitor Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physicians applying for this waiver must submit a letter of support/acknowledgement from their state health department. In Florida, the Primary Care Office provides support/acknowledgment letters on behalf of the Florida Department of Health. The program is designed to improve access to the shortage of qualified primary care doctors within federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas to address health disparities across the country.

Process to Apply

The request form for a letter of support/acknowledgement can be emailed to or mailed to:

The Florida Department of Health
Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management
State Primary Care Office
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #A05
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1720.

Documentation Required

HHS Request for Letter of Support

After Application

After reviewing the submitted request, the letter of support/acknowledgement will be drafted and emailed to the physician and the person requesting the letter to be included with the physician’s application being filed with HHS.


Any changes that result in the necessity of a new letter of support/acknowledgement from the PCO would require a new request form. The request form should be submitted in writing via email or mailed to the above address as soon as the need for t