Health and Wellness
Refugee Health Screening
Washington’s Refugee Health Screening works with local public health departments and private health care providers to offer newly arriving refugees a comprehensive screening and examination. Follow-up care and referrals for other necessary services are also provided.
The purpose of the health exam is to:
Follow up on any conditions identified in the overseas medical examination.
Identify and treat persons with communicable diseases to reduce the spread of infectious disease.
To identify conditions that may adversely impact a person’s ability to become self-sufficient.
Health Insurance Glossary
In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services.
Medicaid in the United States is a government program that helps with healthcare costs for some people with limited income and resources.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities.
Health Insurance (Medicare/Medicaid)
فرزند شما ممکن است واجد شرایط باشدسیب سلامتی برای کودکان پوشش رایگان یا کم هزینه (با حق بیمه کم) اگر درآمد شما کمتر از استاندارد Medicaid باشد (نمودار درآمد را در زیر ببینید).*
بیشترین چیزی که می توانم در ماه برای فرزندانم داشته باشم تا واجد شرایط پوشش رایگان شوند؟ (رایگان برای کودکان تا 19 سال)
*The income standards listed in these examples are subject to change annually every April, and can be found here: https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/apple-health-medicaid-coverage/children
Learn more and apply here: https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/
Apple Health for Adults
You may be eligible for Apple Health for Adults coverage if you:
Are age 19 through 64.
Have annual household income at or below the Medicaid standard (see income chart below).*
Are a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid immigration requirements.
Are not entitled to Medicare. (Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities.)
Alien Emergency Medical Program
What is it?
The Alien Emergency Medical Program is an emergency medical program for individuals who do not meet the citizenship or immigration status requirements of other Apple Health programs.
Who is eligible?
Individuals with a qualifying medical condition, which includes at least one of the following:
Emergency room care, inpatient admission, or outpatient surgery;
A cancer treatment plan;
Anti-rejection medication for an organ transplant
How to Apply:
You can apply online at www.washingtonconnection.org or by completing the Application for Long-Term Care/Aged, Blind, Disabled Coverage (HCA 18-005). This application can be downloaded from the Health Care Authority website.
Pregnancy Medical Program
You may be eligible for Apple Health for Pregnant individuals coverage if you:
Live in Washington State.
Have income at or below 193% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (see income chart below).*
*The income standards listed in these examples are subject to change annually every April and can be found here: https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-and-supports/apple-health-medicaid-coverage/pregnant-individuals#program-requirements
** Household includes the unborn child. For example, a single individual expecting one child is a 2-person household.