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Health coverage for non-citizens

Health coverage for non-citizens

Non-citizens who meet other eligibility requirements such as income and have an eligible immigration status may qualify for free or low-cost health coverage from Virginia Medicaid. Children under age 19 and pregnant persons who are lawfully residing immigrants and meet other eligibility requirements may also qualify.

In the past, Green Card holders (lawful permanent residents) with 5 years or more of residency in the United States had to show proof of 40 quarters (10 years) of work history to qualify for health coverage from Virginia Medicaid.

Starting April 1, 2021, Green Card holders with 5 years or more of residency in the United States do not need to show proof of work history to qualify for Virginia Medicaid.

New prenatal coverage

More individuals are now eligible for prenatal coverage! FAMIS Prenatal Coverage is full coverage for pregnant individuals who do not meet immigration status rules for other coverage. 

You now do not need to meet immigration status rules, provide immigration documents, or have a Social Security number to be eligible for FAMIS Prenatal Coverage. You do need to provide the estimated date of your delivery and how many children you are expecting, live in Virginia, meet income rules, and be uninsured. 

Apply online at www.CommonHelp.virginia.gov or call the Cover Virginia Call Center at
833-5CALLVA to receive comprehensive medical coverage including doctor visits, prescription medication, your hospital stay for the birth, and more. 

How to apply

We encourage you to apply! Go to Apply.

Where to learn more

 [PDF] Frequently Asked Questions for Noncitizens

[PDF] FAMIS Prenatal Coverage

Learn more about the new rule for health coverage in these languages: 

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