Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

March 19, 2020

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In the middle of this pandemic, there is a lot of misinformation and fear being spread in regards to seeking medical assistance. If you feel sick, with symptoms of fever and dry cough, do not be afraid to seek medical assistance and call a doctor first.

For information in Spanish, here’s the CDC guide.

If you are a healthcare provider (hospital, clinic or organization) who needs language interpretation, you can apply for a free service through Interpret to Save a Life. Email them at covid19interpret@gmail.com with the subject line “[Organization Name] Needs Interpreter Database.

Here’s what you need to know about how COVID19 affects the new Public Charge Rule.

Although undocumented people are usually not eligible for health insurance, even through ACA, we can still receive health care through free/low-cost clinics that serve the uninsured.

Undocumented people are welcome and will not be turned away from free/low-cost clinics.

  • An example of a low-cost health clinic is Planned Parenthood.
  • There are directories of free clinics across the country: https://freeclinicdirectory.org/
  • If you are experiencing an emergency, emergency rooms and hospitals that receive Federal Funding (most do) cannot turn away patients.
  • If you are pregnant, you can get care in some states, regardless of immigration status: WA, OR, CA, MN, NE, OK, TX, LA, AR, MO, IL, WI, MI, TN, NY, MA, RI, DC.
  • Children under 18 can get care in some states regardless of immigration status: WA, OR, CA, IL, NY, MA, DC.
  • California is the only state to extend coverage to low-income, undocumented adults ages 25 and younger for the state’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) covering roughly 90,000 people.
State
Free/Low-Cost/Community Health Care Centers
Other resources
Alabama
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center)
Website

Alabama Free Clinic:
Website

The Community Free Clinic of Huntsville:
Website

Community Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County, Inc.
Website

Alaska

Google Map of Alaska Community Health Centers: LINK

From Alaska.gov

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services: Website

A low-cost clinic in Phoenix, AZ that caters to immigrants regardless of status: Website
Arkansas
Community Health Centers of Arkansas: Website
California
Orange County: Website
DHCS CA: Website
Colorado
Colorado Community Health Centers: Website
Pueblo Community Health Centers: Website
Connecticut
Community Health Center Association of Connecticut: Website
Community Health Services; Website
District of Columbia
DC Health: Website
Delaware
Community Health Centers: Website
Florida
Florida Association of Community Health Centers: Website
Georgia
Georgia Charitable Care Network: Website
Hawaii
Community Health Centers (pg 16): Website
Idaho
Idaho Primary Care Association: Website
Illinois
Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Website
Indiana
Community HealthNet Health Centers: Website
Community Health Free Clinic (CHFC): Website
Iowa
Iowa International Center: Website
Free Clinics of Iowa: Website
Kansas
Johnson County, KS: Website
Kentucky
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics: Website
Louisville, KY: Website
Louisiana
Louisiana Primary Care Association: Website

Access Health Louisiana: Website

PDF with ALL Community Health Centers in LA: Website

Maine
Maine Medical Association: Website
Maryland
MidAtlantic Association of Community Health Center: Website
Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Maryland Community Health System (MCHS): Website
Massachusetts
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers: Website
Michigan
Free Clinics of Michigan: Website
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Website
Minnesota
Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers: Website

Minnesota Community Care: Website

Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) (aka Migrant Health Service, Inc. (MHSI)): Website

Mississippi
Community Health Center of Mississippi: Website
Mississippi Department of Human Health: Website
Missouri
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Look for FQHC (federally qualified health centers) for affordable clinics: Website

KC Helath Center: Website

MO Ozarks Health Center: Website

Community Health Center of Central Missouri: Website

Montana
Montana Medical: Website
Nebraska
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website
Nevada
Nevada Health Centers: Website
Southern NevadaCommunity Health Clinic: Website
New Hampshire
Bi-State Primary Care Association: Website
New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Health: Website
NJ Primary Care Association: Website
New Mexico
New Mexico Primary Care Association: Website
New York
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website
The Institute for Family Health- Free Clinics: Website
North Carolina
North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Website
North Dakota

North Dakota Dept. of Health Search by city: Website

List: Website

Rural Clinics in ND: Website
Ohio
Ohio Association of Free Clinics: Website
The Centers: Website
Oklahoma
Community Health Centers of Oklahoma: Website
Oregon

Oregon Health Authority: Website

Oregon Primary Care Association: Website

Coalition of Community Health Clinics: Website
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers: Website
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Health Center Association: Website
South Carolina
South Carolina Health Connection: Website
South Dakota
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website
Falls Community Health: Website
Tennessee
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website
TN Primary Care Association: Website
Texas
Texas Association of Community Health Centers: Website
Community Health Centers of South Texas: Website
Utah
Association for Utah Community Health: Website
Utah State: Website
Vermont
Bi-State Primary Care Association: Website
Virginia
Virginia Community Health Association: Website

VA Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Website

Central Virginia Health Services, Inc: Website

Washington
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance: Website
WA State Department of Health: Website
West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Free Clinics: Website
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association of Free and CHaritable Clinics: Website
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association: Website
Wyoming
Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming: Website
Puerto Rico
Health Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website

COSSMA Centros de Salud Comunitario: Website

Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud de Patillas: Website

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