Information for Non-Citizens

Which immigrants can get health insurance from Vermont Health Connect?

 

Immigrants must have eligible immigration status. This means they must be in the U.S. legally. This includes refugees, asylees, victims of trafficking and many others. To see the full list of immigrants who can get health insurance, CLICK HERE.

In Vermont, you can also get Medicaid if you are a legal immigrant who is:

  • Pregnant OR
  • Under age 21

Do you have eligible immigration status and live in Vermont? Then you can get Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur from Vermont Health Connect. OR you can get health care insurance, also called a qualified health plan. The rules for which immigrants can get insurance are different for each program.

You can apply for health insurance here.


Are you a recent evacuee from Afghanistan? You can apply for Medicaid and our other health insurance programs as refugees (see Congress’s September 2021 Continuing Resolution). There are 2 refugee resettlement agencies that will help you apply. Call US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) at 802-655-1963. Or call Joe Wiah at 240-731-9211 or email him at jwiah@ecdcus.org at Ethiopian Community Development Council Multicultural Community Center (ECDC-MCC). 


Act 48 (H.430) of 2021 created a new, state-funded health care program for pregnant individuals and children who have an immigration status for which Vermont Medicaid is not available. This program will begin July 2022 (if funded by the Vermont Legislature during the next legislative session). More information will be forthcoming.

Before the program begins in July of 2022, funding is available for health care services delivered to pregnant individuals and children who have an immigration status for which Vermont Medicaid is not available through a grant opportunity. Information for interested providers can be found at the DVHA webpage Act 48: Funding for Providers.

Department of Vermont Health Access

280 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1010
Phone: 802-879-5900
Fax: 802-241-0260

Department Contact List for customer service, program telephone and fax numbers, and staff email

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday (Excluding Holidays) 7:45am - 4:30pm

Public Record Requests
Kelly Provost
DVHA Public Records Officer
AHS.DVHALegal@Vermont.gov
Visit the Agency of Administration site for the Public Records Database