The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing support and humanitarian relief to Ukrainians who have been displaced by Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion and fled Ukraine. While many Ukrainians will choose to remain in neighboring countries or other European Union (EU) states, the United States is welcoming tens of thousands of Ukrainian nationals and family members. These individuals may be granted a range of lawful non-citizen statuses, including parole, temporary protected status (TPS), immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and refugee or asylee.
Most Ukrainian nationals arriving in the United States are eligible for health insurance. Certain Ukrainian nationals are eligible for health coverage through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Marketplace®, or Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA). RMA is health coverage provided through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and is administered in most cases by state Medicaid programs. Eligibility for each coverage program depends upon the immigration status of the Ukrainian national and the state where they are residing.
The Iredell County Health Department offers a basic physical exam, immunizations, and necessary laboratory screenings according to individual needs, based on recommendations from the CDC, NCDHHS, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Services offered do not cover the scope of Immigration services, or any procedures, exams, or tests, that are required to be completed by a Civil Surgeon.
For more information on how to apply for Medicaid, CHIP, or any other assistance programs for eligible Ukrainian Refugees/Humanitarian Parolees, please contact a member of the Iredell County Department of Social Services, at one of the phone numbers listed below.