UWD Staff

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

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.
AlabamaHealth 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.
AlaskaGoogle Map of Alaska Community Health Centers: LINKFrom Alaska.gov
ArizonaArizona Department of Health Services: WebsiteA low-cost clinic in Phoenix, AZ that caters to immigrants regardless of status: Website
ArkansasCommunity Health Centers of Arkansas: Website
CaliforniaOrange County: WebsiteDHCS CA: Website
ColoradoColorado Community Health Centers: WebsitePueblo Community Health Centers: Website
ConnecticutCommunity Health Center Association of Connecticut: WebsiteCommunity Health Services; Website
District of ColumbiaDC Health: Website
DelawareCommunity Health Centers: Website
FloridaFlorida Association of Community Health Centers: Website
GeorgiaGeorgia Charitable Care Network: Website
HawaiiCommunity Health Centers (pg 16): Website
IdahoIdaho Primary Care Association: Website
IllinoisIllinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Website
IndianaCommunity HealthNet Health Centers: WebsiteCommunity Health Free Clinic (CHFC): Website
IowaIowa International Center: WebsiteFree Clinics of Iowa: Website
KansasJohnson County, KS: Website
KentuckyNational Association of Free and Charitable Clinics: WebsiteLouisville, KY: Website
LouisianaLouisiana Primary Care Association: WebsiteAccess Health Louisiana: WebsitePDF with ALL Community Health Centers in LA: Website
MaineMaine Medical Association: Website
MarylandMidAtlantic Association of Community Health Center: WebsiteJohns Hopkins Medicine and the Maryland Community Health System (MCHS): Website
MassachusettsMassachusetts League of Community Health Centers: Website
MichiganFree Clinics of Michigan: WebsiteMichigan Department of Health and Human Services: Website
MinnesotaMinnesota Association of Community Health Centers: WebsiteMinnesota Community Care: WebsiteCommunity Health Service Inc. (CHSI) (aka Migrant Health Service, Inc. (MHSI)): Website
MississippiCommunity Health Center of Mississippi: WebsiteMississippi Department of Human Health: Website
MissouriMissouri Department of Health and Senior Services Look for FQHC (federally qualified health centers) for affordable clinics: WebsiteKC Helath Center: WebsiteMO Ozarks Health Center: WebsiteCommunity Health Center of Central Missouri: Website
MontanaMontana Medical: Website
NebraskaHealth Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): Website
NevadaNevada Health Centers: WebsiteSouthern NevadaCommunity Health Clinic: Website
New HampshireBi-State Primary Care Association: Website
New JerseyNew Jersey Department of Health: WebsiteNJ Primary Care Association: Website
New MexicoNew Mexico Primary Care Association: Website
New YorkHealth Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): WebsiteThe Institute for Family Health- Free Clinics: Website
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Website
North DakotaNorth Dakota Dept. of Health Search by city: WebsiteList: WebsiteRural Clinics in ND: Website
OhioOhio Association of Free Clinics: WebsiteThe Centers: Website
OklahomaCommunity Health Centers of Oklahoma: Website
OregonOregon Health Authority: WebsiteOregon Primary Care Association: WebsiteCoalition of Community Health Clinics: Website
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers: Website
Rhode IslandRhode Island Health Center Association: Website
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Health Connection: Website
South DakotaHealth Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): WebsiteFalls Community Health: Website
TennesseeHealth Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): WebsiteTN Primary Care Association: Website
TexasTexas Association of Community Health Centers: WebsiteCommunity Health Centers of South Texas: Website
UtahAssociation for Utah Community Health: WebsiteUtah State: Website
VermontBi-State Primary Care Association: Website
VirginiaVirginia Community Health Association: WebsiteVA Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: WebsiteCentral Virginia Health Services, Inc: Website
WashingtonWashington Healthcare Access Alliance: WebsiteWA State Department of Health: Website
West VirginiaWest Virginia Association of Free Clinics: Website
WisconsinWisconsin Association of Free and CHaritable Clinics: WebsiteWisconsin Primary Health Care Association: Website
WyomingCommunity Health Centers of Central Wyoming: Website
Puerto RicoHealth Resources & Services Administration (insert your address and find closest Community Health Center): WebsiteCOSSMA Centros de Salud Comunitario: WebsiteCentro de Servicios Primarios de Salud de Patillas: Website

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