Don’t qualify due to your immigration status?
Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) provides coverage to undocumented Minnesotans who do not have an immigration status that qualifies for Medical Assistance. EMA covers medical conditions that left untreated within 24-48 hours will:
- Place your health in serious jeopardy.
- Cause serious impairment to your bodily functions.
- Cause serious dysfunction to any of your organs or body parts.
Emergency medical conditions include labor and delivery.
Emergency Medical Assistance may also cover some care and treatment for other conditions and services provided in other settings, including cancer, dialysis, kidney transplants, and care received in nursing homes, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, community settings and homes.
You can apply for Emergency Medical Assistance through your local county or tribal office.
Need help in your own language?
Call the Refugee and Immigrant COVID-19 Help Line to get information on testing locations and related health support.
Callers can also get help with information on basic needs, distance learning support, employment, financial needs and the process towards citizenship. Help Line staff speak Amharic, Anuak, Arabic, French, Hindi, Karen, Lingala, Luganda, Mashi, Oromo, Somali, Spanish and Swahili. Language line help is available for any other language.
The help line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.