COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit: Patient Rights, Responsibility and Access

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit: Patient Rights, Responsibility and Access


Publication Date: April 16, 2021


Description

In response to concerns of access barriers some immigrants are facing regarding documentation requests prior to receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and individuals inappropriately being sent bills for COVID-19 vaccine fees, HRSA developed two fact sheets to help both patients and providers better understand their rights and responsibilities regarding access to COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines are free to all individuals living in the United States and these resources will help to empower patients and educate providers on this fact.

Patient Fact Sheet

In Spanish – www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/uninsured-patient-covid-services-poster-spanish.pdf

In English – www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/uninsured-patient-covid-services-poster.pdf

Provider Fact Sheet

In Spanish – www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/provider-covid-vaccine-factsheet-spanish.pdf

In English – www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/provider-covid-vaccine-factsheet.pdf

General website: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-care-uninsured-individuals/index.html

Social Media

Please help to amplify these resources made available today using the attached graphics, fact sheet links and sample languages below:

  • Healthcare providers cannot bill patients for #COVID19 vaccines/fees. They may only bill health plans 4 #COVID19 vaccine fees if patients are insured/ @HRSAgov if patients are uninsured. See the facts [LINK to provider fact sheet] [Use graphic]
  • Got the #COVID19 vaccine & received a bill afterwards? You should not have. Providers cannot bill patients for #COVID19 vaccine fees. Learn the facts [LINK to provider fact sheet] [use graphics]
  • Uninsured? Need to protect yourself from #COVID19? @Hrsagov may pay your doctor/hospital 100% of the cost of #COVID19 services like testing, treatment & vaccine fees. [LINK to patient fact sheet] [Use graphic]
  • It’s important to remember: everyone in the U.S. can receive COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of immigration status. Here are the facts [LINK to patient fact sheet in English & Spanish] [Use graphic]
  • Getting your COVID-19 vaccine? It’s free regardless of your immigration status. You do not need to show proof of insurance or an ID if you do not have it. You also shouldn’t receive a bill after your vaccination. Learn the facts here: [LINK].