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Alien Emergency Medical Program

What it is:

An emergency medical program for persons who do not meet the citizenship requirements of other DSHS medical programs.


Who is eligible:

Person or persons with an emergency medical condition who are:

  • Children, or
  • Parents or relatives caring for a child, or
  • Age 65 or older, disabled or blind.

For this program, "emergency medical condition" means the sudden onset of a medical condition so severe that without immediate medical attention, it would be expected that there would be:

  • Serious jeopardy to your health;
  • Serious impairment of your bodily functions; or
  • Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

If you are not sure if you qualify, check with DSHS. Many conditions may qualify, such as those requiring nursing home care or mental health services for depression.


Income and Resources:

The income and resource requirement will depend on the medical program that you qualify for. Because there are many different programs, your DSHS worker is your best source of information.

Additional information about Alien Emergency Services is available at Health Care Authority website.


How to Apply:

You can apply for Alien Emergency Medical Services online or at your local Community Services Office.

As with all our programs, the only way to know for sure if you are eligible is to apply.