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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Health Care for Immigrants (PHLP)

Emergency Medical Assistance


U.S. born citizens, naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents (LPR), and numerous other “qualified” immigrant statuses are all eligible for full Medical Assistance.

A graphic depicting emergency responders such as a police officer, firefighter, and a medic.Determining when immigrants qualify for programs like Medicaid, CHIP or Marketplace Premium Tax Credits and cost sharing subsidies can be confusing. This resource provides information to help clarify questions many immigrants may have about these programs.

This is because each program has different rules about what someone’s immigration status must be in order to qualify for coverage and the rules can be different depending on the age of the immigrant. Some programs may require someone be “lawfully present” while others require that someone be a “qualified immigrant.” To further complicate this issue, many immigrant families have “mixed status,” with different members having different statuses. In addition, if one of the family members is undocumented, the family may be fearful of seeking health care coverage or providing information about their status.

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This resource created by Pennsylvania Health Law Project