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Frequently Asked Questions

To get started on your travel healthcare adventure, we encourage you to take 2 minutes to sign up here. After you've completed that short form, one of our friendly recruiters will immediately reach out to you. We listen to understand what you're looking for, provide you with a wide range of options that meet your needs, and match you to the perfect job.
At Host Healthcare, we specialize in working with travel nurses, therapists and allied professionals. We hire for all specialties within these disciplines. We have travel healthcare jobs in every U.S. State. The number of travel healthcare jobs is dependent on the needs a the healthcare facilities. Please click here to view our current open positions in the location of your choice. If you do not see a job for your specialty, please complete this form and a member of our team will follow up with you immediately about available jobs and pay packages.
Yes, we prioritize matching you to your perfect position and destination, so we offer positions with top facilities in all 50 States. Click here to view our current open positions.
We do hire international healthcare professionals. If you are an international healthcare professional, there are a few additional requirements needed before we can match you to your perfect position:
  • All applicants must be licensed to work in the U.S. and in the State in which they will apply to work before they can begin the application process for any healthcare positions in the U.S.
  • Healthcare professionals from Canada and Mexico can apply for a nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional visa (also referred to as a TN Visa). Click here to learn how to qualify and apply for a TN Visa
Click here to get started and one of our friendly recruiters will reach out to find you the perfect travel healthcare position
Our dedicated support team is here to assist you 24/7. If you have an urgent matter after business hours, please call our emergency line at (800) 585-1299, and select option 9 from the menu. We put the needs of our Travel Healthcare professionals first, 24 hours a day. Looking to meet or learn from other Travel Healthcare professionals at Host Healthcare? You can also click here to join our travel healthcare Facebook community.
License regulations vary by state, so before you begin your travel assignment, we'll help you verify which licenses or certifications you will need and will also provide you with personalized assistance for credentialing and licensing.
Yes! One of the benefits of traveling with Host Healthcare is that we have built very strong relationships with our facilities, and because of this, most of our contracts do not require travel nursing experience.
No matter what your experience level, our team can help guide you on your journey to becoming a Travel Healthcare professional. Most of the facilities we partner with require a minimum of one-year clinical healthcare experience in order to be considered for a Travel Healthcare assignment at that facility. For some locations and jobs, healthcare facilities can even require two or more years of clinical healthcare experience in order to be considered for a travel healthcare assignment at that facility. For travel allied professionals, there are positions available immediately following graduation. We encourage you to click here to get started and a member of our team will reach out to help you prepare for your future Travel Healthcare career. If you'd like to speak to someone right now, you can call (800) 585-1299 or click here to chat.
Our dedicated housing team is committed to helping you find the best housing arrangement for you and your travel companions. Before you begin your assignment, one of our team members will help you find the perfect living arrangements based on your needs and requirements, including pet housing accommodations. To read more about our personalized housing assistance, click here.

We always put your needs first, and now is no exception. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, if you are quarantined by the facility due to possible exposure to COVID-19 while at work, and you meet the conditions below, you will be paid up to $1,400 per week for up to 14 days of quarantine. Our team at Host Healthcare is committed to taking care of you, so you can take care of our communities.

  1. The facility at which you are working is requesting that you be quarantined due to possible exposure to COVID-19 while at work
  2. You have tested positive for COVID-19 infection (and have test results documents available)

NOTE: Whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated the above policy applies.

After submitting a job to the facility, a response is typically received approximately 2-7 days after submission. Please keep in mind that this response time will vary based on the facility. We prioritize putting your needs first, so don't hesitate to contact us for an update on your submission.
Yes, many facilities allow for contract extensions. If you love your destination and assignment, let your recruiter know that you are interested in extending. Your recruiter will provide support in requesting and accepting an extension for your current assignment. We recommend letting your recruiter know you'd like to extend your contract as soon as you know and before your original contract ends. Doing this helps increase the chances of receiving a contract extension from the healthcare facility.
At Host Healthcare, we take pride in building strong relationships with both our travelers and healthcare facilities. Due to the trust we have built with healthcare facilities, you may receive an auto offer after you apply to a position. While auto offers can occur with many of our partner healthcare facilities, this may vary based on a specific facility’s hiring policies and current market demands.
To welcome you to the Host Healthcare community, we will send you a welcome swag bag after you start your first assignment. To receive your swag, please fill out the short form that we will send to your email a few days after your assignment starts. After we receive your information, we will ship your swag! If you are a Traveler with Host Healthcare and have not received your swag bag, please contact us.
In order to travel as a healthcare professional, and qualify for tax-free stipends, your assigned facility must be more than 50 miles from your home of record (i.e. your tax home). Contact us here and one of our team members will help provide additional guidance and find the perfect assignment for you.
Yes, we offer local contracts to healthcare professionals who want freedom and flexibility as well as the comfort of working near home. Click here to get started and a member of our team will reach out to provide local healthcare job options and pay packages. You can also click here to search for local contracts in your area.
Only one state can be identified as your Primary State of Residence for NLC purposes. Documents to verify your PSOR can include, but are not limited to:
  • Driver's license with home address
  • Voter's registration card with home address
  • Federal income tax return declaring state of residence
  • W2 from a federal agency, bureau, or division, indicating the declared state of residence
Upon moving to the new Primary State of Residence, visit the board of nursing website and complete the application for license by endorsement. You may practice in the new state under the former state multi-state license until the multi-state license in the new PSOR is issued. Once it is issued, the former state license will be made inactive. You may not wait until the former license is about to expire before you apply for the license in the new PSOR.
  1. Notify the board of nursing in your former state of your new address in the noncompact state. This changes your multi-state license to a single state license.
  2. If you need a license in the noncompact state, visit the board of nursing website and complete the application for license by endorsement. You may do this prior to moving to the noncompact state.
Travel Healthcare pay rates vary based on several factors including current market demand, specialty, location, as well as other factors that are specific to an individual contract. Our team is focused on listening to exactly what you want from a travel healthcare assignment and prioritizing your needs. Our responsive, friendly recruiters will work closely with you to find a pay package and travel healthcare assignment that meets your needs. In addition to your weekly paycheck, you may be eligible for day-1 medical, vision, and dental benefits; professional development and travel reimbursements; 401K matching and stipends for housing and meals.
Starting on the second week of your assignment, we will send you your paycheck via direct deposit every Friday. The direct deposit time will vary depending on your bank and time zone.
We want to make sure you feel comfortable going into every assignment, so we offer reimbursements for scrubs, medical equipment, licensing, certifications, or any other professional development requirements you need for your assignment.
Yes! We are committed to putting your needs first and will pay you for orientation hours. Please record these hours on your timecard before submitting to our payroll department and we will include the pay in your next paycheck.
Travel expense reimbursements can be included in your contract. Before finalizing your contract, discuss with your recruiter about adding in travel expense reimbursements.
You can access your paystubs and W2 in ADP for up to three years by clicking here. After following the link, sign in with your existing user ID and password, then navigate to the ADP portal home page. Locate the “Pay & Taxes” tab towards the top of the page and click “Pay & Taxes Statement”. You will see an option to download your pay statement and W2. You can either print or save these documents on your desktop or mobile device.
When you travel with us, you can start enjoying your assignments right away with the peace of mind that you're fully covered with premium benefits! We offer the following to all our travelers:
  • Day-one medical, dental, and vision - and you can keep these benefits for up to 30 days between assignments so you can take a break and not worry about having medical coverage.
  • Access to tens of thousands of travel healthcare jobs in every State in the U.S.
  • Friendly, responsive, no-pressure recruiters. Click here to see our Traveler reviews.
  • COVID-19 quarantine pay policy - read the full policy here
  • 401K matching
  • Travel and professional development reimbursements such as scrubs, medical equipment, licensing, certifications, or any other professional development requirements you need for your assignment.
  • Student loan reimbursement
  • Personalized housing assistance and pet-friendly housing
  • Sign up to receive auto-matching to travel healthcare jobs based on your experience and preference
  • Voluntary benefits including critical illness, accident, short-term disability, and whole life
To read more about the benefits Host Healthcare offers to our Travelers, click here.
You will be eligible for 401K contributions 6 months after your first start date and eligible employees will be able to start investing pre-tax and Roth contributions at this time. Host Healthcare will match a portion of your 401K contribution beginning at your one-year anniversary or after completing 1,000 hours.* To read more about our 401K program, click here. * Subject to plan qualification requirements.
To access your Aetna ID cards online, please visit  Aetna and click "login" in the upper right corner of the website. Then, register your Aetna account and signup using your social security number. Once you finish creating your online account, you can view your benefits card.
Yes! One of the great benefits of traveling with Host Healthcare is that we go above and beyond to make your travel experience comfortable. We have several coupon codes that we send to our Travelers when they are on assignment with us. If you are traveling with Host Healthcare and would like access to your exclusive coupon codes, please contact us.

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