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During this rapidly evolving situation, DHCF will provide updates as they become available. Members of the public and all Medicaid Providers should check this page often for updates. For general coronavirus information, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

UPDATE:  Medicaid, Alliance, and Immigrant Children’s Program (ICP) Renewals Extended

If you are due to renew your Medicaid, Alliance, or ICP coverage after March, 2020 through the end of the Public Health Emergency, DHCF is extending your eligibility to ensure continued access to coverage during the emergency. Additional extensions may be necessary due to the current state of emergency. Check this page for updates.

If you receive a stimulus check or pandemic unemployment assistance enhanced payments, that should not affect your eligibility for health coverage programs this year.  See this guidance for more detailed information on these COVID-related payments and how they are counted for income and resource eligibility determinations.

Uninsured DC Residents Can Apply for Free Health Insurance

Medicaid is available to low-income District residents that are U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants and meet other financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. The Alliance and ICP are available to low-income District residents who are ineligible for Medicaid, regardless of citizenship status. District residents who experience a loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 health emergency should consider applying for these programs for assistance during and beyond the emergency period.

For more information on how to access these benefits, please see this brochure

DHCF Authorizes Telemedicine Services to be Delivered in Beneficiaries Home

Medicaid, Alliance, and ICP beneficiaries may receive some health care services via telemedicine in their home. Telemedicine allows you to receive care and communicate with your doctor or other health care provider via phone or video while maintaining your privacy. Contact your health care provider for more information on telemedicine services.

Public Notices:

The public charge rule does not stop people from obtaining all government benefits. Benefit programs in Washington, DC seek to help as many people in need as possible, and many benefit programs are open to all, regardless of immigration status. Even if receipt of a benefit may be considered by immigration officials sometime in the future, the most important thing to do is protect your health and your family.