Even if you are undocumented or do not have insurance, you can get testing, treatment, and preventative care for COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing, treatment, and preventative services do not count under Public Charge. These services will not affect your ability to apply for status for yourself or your family members in the future.
The State of California created a guide for immigrants and COVID-19 here: https://covid19.ca.gov/guia-californianos-inmigrantes/
Getting the medical care you need is important.
Public Charge does not apply to many public benefits, including:
• Emergency medical assistance
• Medi-Cal for pregnant women during pregnancy and 60 days after delivery
• Medi-Cal for children and adults aged 21 years or younger
• Disaster relief
• School lunch and breakfast programs
If you have questions about specific benefits, talk to us. We can help you get the information you need to make good choices for you and your family.
If you have questions about immigration or the Public Charge rule, you should get help from a qualified legal professional. Salud offers patients free, confidential legal help.
We can provide free legal services for patients with questions about:
• Immigration and Public Charge
• Debt, credit, auto repossessions, scams, and other consumer issues
• California State Disability Insurance
• And many other legal issues affecting your family’s health.
If you have questions, call us at (831) 728-0222.