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Family Health Services

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The Bureau of Family Health Services’ mission is to provide Anne Arundel County residents with health care services and linkages to health care resources in order to preserve, promote and protect the public health.

Medical Assistance for Families (MA4F)/Maryland Children’s HealthProgram (MCHP)
Did you know you can apply for Medical Assistance (MA) all year round? MA eligibility is determined year round. Applications must be completed through and eligibility is determined by income, household size and citizenship status. For more information call 410-222-4792.

Health Coverage Assistance Center
Did you know you can apply in person for health insurance at the Department of Health? Certified Application Counselors and MCHP staff are located at the Health Services Building (HSB) at 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis, MD and can help individuals apply for health care coverage through For more information on applying for a qualified health plan or to schedule an appointment, call 410-222-7381. For more information on applying for MA call 410-222-4792. Visit the Health Services Building for face-to-face assistance.

Residents Access to a Coalition of Health (REACH)
Did you know the Department has a program to connect uninsured residents with low cost medical and dental services? The REACH program is appropriate for individuals between the ages of 19-64 who applied for insurance through the Maryland Health Connection and were denied coverage, and were unable to qualify for state and federal insurance plans to access medical and dental services for a reduced fee. For more information call 410-222-4531.

Medical Assistance Transportation
Did you know if you have Medicaid you may be eligible to receive free transportation to doctor's appointments?  To speak with someone to determine eligibility for the program, call 410-222-7152. Our screeners will need an MA number and appointment information in order to schedule a ride.

Administrative Care Coordination (ACC)/Ombudsman Program
Did you know the ACC program can help Medical Assistance recipients navigate the MA system? ACC staff can help individuals already enrolled in MA, or who may be eligible for MA, to access their health care benefits, address concerns, and provide needed resources. They also offer education and outreach to health care providers and the community. For more information call 410-222-7541.

Did you know the Department has an Ombudsman? The Ombudsman assists County residents enrolled in MA and HealthChoice to ensure they are receiving all of their health care benefits. The Ombudsman teaches members about their services, rights and responsibilities and attempts to resolve disputes between the client and the Managed Care Organization through investigation, mediation and education. For more information call 410-222-4380.

Healthy Start
Did you know that Healthy Start is a home visiting program? Healthy Start nurses, social workers and interpreters meet with pregnant women and the parents of children up to age 2 to answer questions about pregnancy and child care. For more information call 410-222-7177.

Dental Health Services
Did you know that the Dental program operates two clinics? The clinics are located at the Health Services Building (HSB) in Annapolis and the North County Health Services Building (NC) in Glen Burnie. The program provides preventive and restorative dental health services to children up to the age of 21 years and pregnant woman who have Maryland Healthy Smiles. Pregnant women are seen until the delivery of the baby. Low income children and REACH clients are seen on a sliding fee scale. For more information call 410-222-7138.

Women Infants and Children (WIC)
Did you know the WIC Program provides services at multiple locations? WIC clinics are located at North County Health Services Building in Glen Burnie, MD, the Health Services Building in Annapolis, MD. The WIC program also provides services on the Mother Baby unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center to postpartum mothers and infants. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. Benefits include healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding information and referrals to other programs. For more information call 410-222-6797.

The Bureau of Family Health Services is responsible for providing preventive, clinical and case management health services to Anne Arundel County residents in homes, clinics and other community settings. Clinical specialties include dental services.  See Community Family Planning and Sexual Health Services

The Bureau of School Health and Support is responsible for providing all school health services to Anne Arundel County public school students.