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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)|
|Alabama Free Clinic:|
WebsiteThe Community Free Clinic of Huntsville:
WebsiteCommunity Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County, Inc.
|Alaska||Google Map of Alaska Community Health Centers: LINKFrom 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: WebsitePDF 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: WebsiteCommunity 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: WebsiteMO Ozarks Health Center: WebsiteCommunity 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: WebsiteList: 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: WebsiteOregon 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||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: WebsiteCentral 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||COSSMA Centros de Salud Comunitario: WebsiteCentro de Servicios Primarios de Salud de Patillas: Website|