Assistance for Unqualified Aliens

General Information
AHCCCS provides emergency health care services through the Federal Emergency Services
Program (FESP) for qualified and nonqualified aliens, as specified in 8 USC 1611 et seq., who
meet all requirements for Title XIX eligibility as specified in the State Plan except for
citizenship.
The covered services, limitations and exclusions described in this chapter offer general
guidance to providers. Specific information regarding covered services, limitations and
exclusions can be found in the AHCCCS Medical Policy Manual (AMPM) available on the
AHCCCS website at https://www.azahcccs.gov/shared/MedicalPolicyManual/.


The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal and social services to adults and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts. https://firrp.org/