Health Care

Emergency Medical Assistance

Last updated: January 25, 2024

Individuals that meet the eligibility criteria for one of the Medical Assistance Programs (seniors, people with disabilities, children, and parents and adults age 19-64) but who are ineligible for benefits because of immigrant status (including undocumented individuals, Lawful Permanent Residents ineligible due to the 5 year bar and other legally present immigrants who are not eligible under federal rules) may be eligible for restricted Medical Assistance coverage. Only emergency in-patient hospital services and hospital emergency room services are covered under this program. Generally the hospital will assist the person with the application which is filed with DHS.

For more information on Medical Assistance see the EOHHS website.

RI Legal Services (1-800-662-5034) or RIPIN (401-270-0101) may provide assistance if coverage is denied or there are other questions about eligibility.

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