MARYLAND MEDICAID PROGRAMS
 
Children
Medicaid provides health coverage to children under the age of 21. MCHP provides health coverage to uninsured children under the age of 19, whose household incomes are too high to qualify them for Medicaid but are still below certain income limits.  Uninsured children in higher income households may qualify for MCHP Premium.  MCHP Premium requires a small monthly premium to enroll. 
 
Pregnant Women
Medicaid offers free health coverage to eligible pregnant women. To be eligible, you must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements and the income limits for pregnant women. Pregnant women can be eligible for Medicaid at higher household income limits than other adults. You can apply for Medicaid at any point during your pregnancy.  
 
Former Foster Care Youth Ages18-25
Former foster care youth under age 26 may be eligible for Medicaid if they were receiving foster care services and Medicaid in Maryland on their 18th birthday. Former foster care youth do not have to meet Medicaid income limits and qualify based on their status as former foster care youth.
 
Adults
Adults under age 65 who do not have dependent children may be eligible for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection. To be eligible, you must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements and the income limits for adults.
 
Parents and Caretaker relatives
Parents and caretaker relatives, including those who are age 65 and older, may be eligible for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection. To be eligible, you must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements and income limits, and be a parent and caretaker relative of a dependent child under the age of  21.
 
The best way to know if you, your child or your family is eligible for Medicaid or MCHP is to apply.  
 
You can apply in the following ways: 
  • Online at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov
  • By visiting the health department between 8am and 4:15pm to have a case worker assist you with applying
  • Download the free mobile app, Enroll MHC.
  • Call 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573).
Call 240-313-3330 for assistance.