Do you work in UVa Dining, Facilities, or at the Hospital? Were you resettled through International Rescue Committee? Are you looking for information regarding health insurance, food insecurity, or landlord issues?
Here are some of the resources available to you:
- Check out the free, confidential resources available to UVA employees at this link. Resources pertain to housing & utilities, food, transportation, healthcare, childcare, education, finances, aging needs, legal aid, clothing, etc. For further assistance, please contact Stuart Munson, the UVA Community Resource Specialist via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (434-243-3672).
- If you were resettled through International Rescue Committee (IRC), you can always go to the office for any issues you think they can help with. There is a misconception in the community that IRC can only assist people within their first 30-90 days, but IRC will help you up to 5 years after you have resettled here.
- IRC’s Address: 609 E Market St # 104, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone number: (434) 979-7772
- Open office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-3:30pm.
- Health concern? Please ask to speak with Erica, IRC’s Medical Case Manager.
- Worried about a language barrier? Dari and Swahili interpretation is available on Mondays. Arabic interpretation is available on Wednesdays. A 24-hour phone interpretation hotline can also be used from the Charlottesville office.
- Medicaid – under the Virginia Medicare expansion, UVa employees may be eligible for coverage.
- Part-time worker for Aramark? Your income probably falls within what is now covered since the January 1st expansion–even if you don’t have children.
- If you receive food stamps (SNAP), you may automatically be mailed a letter (yellow envelope, blue paper) explaining that you are eligible for Medicaid under the expansion.
- You can apply via phone or web. Representatives are available to assist you.
- UVA Financial Screening – reduce payments owed to the hospital/medical system due to limited income.
- Check your coverage and apply for aid HERE: https://uvahealth.com/services/billing-insurance/financial-assistance-information
- Need help applying? Contact International Rescue Committee (IRC) (434-979-7772). Please ask to speak with Erica, IRC’s Medical Case Manager.
- ACA – another option for reducing payments owed to the hospital/medical system due to limited income.
- Need assistance navigating the marketplace? International Rescue Center (IRC) representatives are available to help.
- Since ACA tends to be more expensive, it is recommended that you contact Medicaid and/or UVa Financial Screening before exploring ACA options.
- International Family Medicine Clinic (https://med.virginia.edu/family-medicine/clinics/international-family-medicine-clinic/)
- Initial medical screenings are offered to newly resettled individuals. Follow-up appointments are also available.
- Before scheduling your appointment, please confirm that you have coverage via UVa Financial Screening (https://uvahealth.com/services/billing-insurance/financial-assistance-information).
For more information about community resources and services, please check out International Rescue Committee (https://www.rescue.org/united-states/charlottesville-va) and International Neighbors (https://internationalneighbors.org). Remember, you are not alone!