Programs for the Uninsured
- Last Updated: 10.22.13
Medical Coverage for Families
Need health insurance for your family? The Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP program provides comprehensive medical coverage to income-eligible families, children and pregnant women through managed care organizations (MCOs). See Medical Assistance for Families/Maryland Children's Health Program.
Family Planning Program
Low-income women can apply to get family planning benefits. The Family Planning Program is a limited benefit program that only covers family planning services. Visits to a doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife or clinic for birth control will be covered. Services include advice about birth control methods; physical exams, including pelvic and breast exam; screening, such as Pap smears and sexually transmitted infections when done as part of the family planning visit; birth control pills and devices, such as IUDs; emergency contraception; and permanent sterilization (must be age 21 or over). Abortion and infertility treatments are not covered. See Maryland Medical Assistance/Family Planning Program.
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program provides free nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and resource referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and children up to age 5. To qualify, County residents must meet income guidelines. See WIC Program.
Health Care for Uninsured Adults
The REACH health care program is for uninsured adults ages 19-64. REACH offers County residents low-cost doctor visits, checkups, prescription medicine, lab work and tests, radiology services and dental services. See REACH (Residents Access to a Coalition of Health).
Free Breast Exams, Mammograms and Pap Tests for County residents who are 40 and older, uninsured or have insurance that does not cover mammograms or Pap tests, and are income eligible. See Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Free Colorectal Cancer Screening for uninsured County residents who are 50-64 years of age and income eligible. See LifeScreen Colorectal Cancer Screening.