Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) & Families, Adults and Children (FAC) Program

The MCHP and FAC program staff assists with health care coverage for income-qualifying children, pregnant women, and adults under age 65.  These programs assist with the following:
  • Enrollment in Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  •  Information on Medical Assistance
  •  Help finding in-network doctors and enrolling in Managed Care Organizations (MCOs
  • Help with enrollment and verifications in Maryland Health Connection

Maryland Health Connection

The Allegany County Health Department also houses staff employed by the Western Maryland Health Insurance Connector (a partner of Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace) who help with enrolling in insurance and see if financial help is available to lower insurance costs.

How to apply:

Visit the Allegany County Health Department (normal walk-in hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (hours are extended during open enrollment) or visit the Maryland Health Connection online.

You will need:

  • ​Social Security numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants needing insurance);
  •  Birthdates and general information about every family member applying for health coverage;
  • Employer and income information for everyone in your family (i.e. paystubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements);
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance information about any job-related health insurance available to your family.


For more information, call (301) 759-5076  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.