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Information for Noncitizens

New Health Coverage for Green Card Holders

In the past, Green Card holders (also called lawful permanent residents) with five years or more of residency in the United States had to show proof of 40 quarters (10 years) of work history to qualify for health coverage from Virginia Medicaid. This work requirement ended on April 1, 2021.

Green Card holders (lawful permanent residents) with five years or more of residency in the United States may now be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage from Virginia Medicaid. The five years starts from the date you became a permanent resident, as shown on your immigration documentation.

There are other ways to get health coverage including for asylees, refugees, legally residing children, pregnant women, immigrants and other qualified non-citizens needing emergency care. It is important to apply to see if you qualify!


New Prenatal Coverage

New prenatal coverage information is now available for you and your family! FAMIS Prenatal Coverage is full coverage for pregnant women who do not meet immigration status rules for other coverage.

You now do not need to meet immigration status rules, provide immigration documents, or have a Social Security number to be eligible for FAMIS Prenatal Coverage. You do need to provide the estimated date of your delivery and how many children you are expecting, live in Virginia, meet income rules, and be uninsured.

Apply online at or call the Cover Virginia Call Center at 1-833-5CALLVA (TDD: 1-888-221-1590) to receive comprehensive medical coverage including doctor visits, prescription medication, your hospital stay for the birth, and more!

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