​Cuban and Haitian Humanitarian Parolees may qualify as Cuban/Haitian Entrants (CHEs), making them  eligible for several Office of Refugee Resettlement-funded benefits including health screening, resettlement assistance, and Medicaid. ​

Maryland Resettlement Resources

In Maryland, eligible humanitarian immigrants, including CHEs, are encouraged to contact any of the Maryland  local resettlement agencies listed below to learn more about assistance and eligibility determination for various programs/benefits including: cash assistance, food/nutrition assistance, case management, school support for children, employment services, English language courses, health insurance, and medical screening referral.

It is recommended you contact an agency in your local area, however, if you live outside of the listed regions, you may contact any agency listed below.

Baltimore Metro Area (Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties)

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore

1900 N Howard St #200, Baltimore, MD 21218

410-327-1885, ext. 111


Email: baltimore@rescue.org

Online intake form: http://bit.ly/IRCBaltimore

*weekly walk-in hours on Thursday, no appointment needed

  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)

The Churches of the Holy Apostles and St. Stephen

901 Courtney Road, Baltimore, MD 21227


Online intake form: https://lssnca.org/about/appointments.html


  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)

Grace United Church of Christ

25 E. 2nd Street, Frederick, MD 21701



Online intake form: https://lssnca.org/about/appointments.html

National Capital Region (Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties)

  • Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) African Community Center DC Metro

The World Building

8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 720

Silver Spring, MD 20910



Email: coswago@ecdcus.org 

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) Silver Spring

8737 Colesville Rd, Suite 1200

Silver Spring, MD 20910



 Email: SilverSpring@rescue.org 

*weekly walk-in days without an appointment: Monday (9am - 2pm), and ​Wednesday, Thursday (9am-4pm)

  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)

7474 Greenway Center Dr, Suite 1200

Greenbelt, MD 20770



Online intake form: https://lssnca.org/about/appointments.html

Maryland Refugee Health Resources

From the date of eligibility (date of humanitarian parole), CHEs may be eligible for a no-cost comprehensive domestic medical screening examination, also known as the Refugee Medical Screening. The Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health supports culturally-informed and language-accessible health screening for all humanitarian immigrants that can identify health conditions that compromise their well-being, provide vaccinations required for school and work, and refer clients to primary, public health, and/or specialty care providers for ongoing healthcare.​

Information about the Refugee Medical Screening in:

For additional information about the Refugee Medical Screening, you may also contact: 

Refugee Medical Screening is provided by appointment only.

Applying for Medicaid

While it is strongly encouraged that you work with local resettlement agencies to confirm your eligibility and to assist with the benefit enrollment process, if you are interested in applying for Medicaid on your own, you may access the online application through Maryland Health Connection or contact a local Department of Social Services office to set up an appointment.​