Coronavirus affects all of us. We all need to be able to get care so that we, our families, and the 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 a crisis.
Frequently asked questions on this topic include:
- Does Medical Assistance cover COVID-19 testing and treatment?
- Yes. All Pennsylvania Medical Assistance programs, Emergency Medical Assistance, and CHIP will cover COVID-19 testing without a co-payment. Treatment is also covered.
- Are there rules about which immigrants can get Medical Assistance?
- 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
- If I am eligible for Medical Assistance, will getting it to harm my immigration case?
- It is very unlikely.
- Will I need to prove my immigration status if I apply for Medical Assistance?
- Only if you are asking for non-emergency Medical Assistance for yourself.
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