Government IDs and Pay NOT Required for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment or Vaccines

There is a growing number of reports that patients are being refused COVID-19 services because they cannot provide a government-issued ID or cannot pay. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has developed two fact sheets to help both patients and providers better understand that:

  • Everyone is eligible for COVID-19 services, no matter their immigration status.
  • Testing, treatment or vaccinations paid for by the federal government will not affect anyone’s immigration status nor be shared with immigration agencies.
  • A Social Security Number or government ID may be requested but is NOT required.
  • A person may not be billed for COVID-19 services if they are uninsured.
  • The Fact Sheets and additional information can be found here in both English and Spanish.