Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there health insurance options for residents who are not eligible for most programs due to immigration status?

The District of Columbia operates a locally funded health insurance program known as the DC Healthcare Alliance for District residents. You may qualify for coverage even if you do not qualify for other health insurance programs due to your immigration status. To receive health care services through the DC HealthCare Alliance:

  • You must be a resident of the District of Columbia;
  • You must be 21 years of age or older;
  • You must not be eligible for Medicaid;
  • You must not be enrolled in any other health insurance;
  • Your gross income (before taxes) cannot be more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is $1,915/month (for individuals) and $2,585 (for couples); and
  • You cannot have liquid assets that are worth more than $4,000 (for individual) and $6,000 (for couples/families).

For more information about the DC Healthcare Alliance and how to enroll, visit