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Did You Know Several Immigrants Can Obtain Medical Help for Coroanvirus Symptoms & Treatment?

Coronavirus affects all of us. We all need to be able to get care so that we, our families and community remain strong during a difficult time. If you are an Immigrant, it is safe for you to get medical assistance if you qualify so that you can protect your health during crisis.

Frequently asked questions on this topic include: 

  1. Does Medical Assistance cover COVID-19 testing and treatment?
    1. Yes. All Pennsylvania Medical Assistance programs, Emergency Medical Assistance, and CHIP will cover COVID-19 testing without a co-payment. Treatment is also covered.
  2. Are there rules about which immigrants can get Medical Assistance?
    1. Yes. Generally, humanitarian immigrants like refugees and asylees, people who have had green cards for more than five years, and “lawfully present” children under 21 and pregnant adults can get Medical Assistance
  3. If I am eligible for Medical Assistance, will getting it harm my immigration case?
    1. ​​​​​​​It is very unlikely. 
  4. Will I need to prove my immigration status if I apply for Medical Assistance?
    1. ​​​​​​​Only if you are asking for non-emergency Medical Assistance for yourself.​​​​​​​

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