The U.S. immigration policy is a controversial topic that has intensified the national debate. Immigrant families, including those with lawful status, continue experiencing levels of fear and uncertainty when it comes to healthcare. 

Increased fears about participating in programs and seeking services, including health coverage and care, have significant adverse effects on the well-being of the elderly, children, and even the middle-aged population. Although the Biden administration has reversed many of the changes made during the previous regime, many people still wonder whether one can get healthcare in the U.S. if they are not a citizen. 

You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to receive healthcare in the U.S.! 

Undocumented immigrants can receive medical care at immigrant-friendly health care facilities like Coachella Valley Primary Care. You can still receive most of your healthcare from a primary care provider (PCP) near you without insurance. The PCP could be a nurse practitioner or a physician. You can call for consultation when you need a physical exam, laboratory test, or care for an ongoing condition. 

 In addition, undocumented immigrants may qualify for emergency medical aid, which covers access to healthcare during an emergency medical condition. 

What is Emergency Medicaid, and How Do You Qualify?

Emergency Medicaid is important because you can use it when experiencing acute symptoms and require immediate medical attention to save a life. The services include emergency labor and delivery cases for pregnant mothers.  

Note that undocumented immigrants do not qualify for Medicaid, except the emergency Medicaid, usable only under an emergency condition. However, such patients may apply for Medicaid and other government health insurance through relatives in the U.S. lawfully. 


Can Immigrants Apply for Health Insurance?

Healthcare in the U.S. is not as cheap as you may wish. Most people in the U.S. have health insurance, which protects them from owing a lot of money to doctors or hospitals if they get sick or hurt. 

According to the health insurance organization, immigrants can enroll in individual health plans like lawfully present U.S. residents. 

Besides, the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obama Care Bill, stipulates that lawfully present immigrants, including those in the U.S., temporarily on work or student visas, are eligible for premium subsidies, and some states provide coverage for undocumented immigrant children and pregnant women. 

New immigrants can obtain health insurance through various sources, including employer-sponsored plans, the individual market, and health plans explicitly marketed for immigrants. 

You need to make regular payments to a health insurance company to get health insurance. The health insurance company pays some or all of your medical bills the next time you need to see the PCP. After you buy health insurance, you can choose a PCP who is part of your insurance company’s network. 

Are Non-U.S. Citizens Eligible for Publicly Funded  Health Insurance Programs?

If you are a lawfully present immigrant and meet your state’s income eligibility rules, you are generally eligible for government-funded health programs. The two programs are Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health insurance for low-income individuals. The Medicaid coverage depends on your state and covers inpatient and outpatient services, physician services, and laboratory and x-ray services. 

CHIP is for families not eligible for Medicaid due to income limits. The CHIP program provides low-cost coverage for children and is administered at the state level. Every state offers a CHIP program covering services like routine checkups, immunization, prescriptions, and emergency services. 



Are you an undocumented immigrant in the U.S. looking for healthcare? At Coachella Valley Primary Care, we provide treatment to immigrants. If you are an undocumented immigrant with or without insurance, visit our clinics for consultations.  

Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care Physicians

Coachella Valley Direct Primary Care Physicians, located in Rancho Mirage, California, and serving the entire Coachella Valley, for all their primary healthcare needs.  Offering in-office and virtual appointments. The membership program allows you to have full access without long waiting, high unexpected healthcare costs, and doctors who work with you to help you live the best optimum life possible.

For one low monthly fee, you avoid waiting, office visit fees, and a referral network to all specialists necessary to meet your needs.

Our website – https://coachellavalleydpc.com/

Call us direct 760-642-5549

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