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Medical Assistance for Families/Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP)

Phone: 410-222-4792

What is Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP?

Medical Assistance For Families/MCHP is a health insurance program for Maryland residents that offers full medical benefits to:

  • Parents or other family members caring for children
  • Children up to age 21
  • Pregnant women of any age

What is MCHP Premium?

MCHP Premium is a health insurance program for Maryland residents whose family income is higher than the family income limit of Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP. MCHP Premium applicants fill out the same application as MCHP applicants, and MCHP Premium offers full medical benefits to:

  • Children up to age 19. 

What is Medical Assistance for Single Adults?

Medicaid has been expanded to offer medical benefits to:

  • Single childless adults up to age 65

To be eligible for Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP and Medical Assistance for Single Adults you must:

  • Provide proof of citizenship and identity and/or proof of Legal Permanent Residency.
  • Pay a monthly premium (MCHP Premium only).

See: https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/assets/mhc_income_eligibility.pdf

Are proof of United States citizenship and proof of identity required for Medical Assistance for Families/MCHP and Medical Assistance for Single Adults?

Yes, you will need to provide proof of United States citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency and provide proof of identity. Click here (PDF) for a list of types of items you can show to prove your citizenship and identity. You can bring the documents to the Department of Health or you can mail in photocopies of the documents. At some time, you may be required to show the actual document to your Department of Health caseworker for verification.

Click here for an Affidavit of Identity for a Child Younger Than 16 Years Old (PDF).

How do you apply?

  • By mail: Call 1-855-642-8572 to have an application mailed to you.
  • Online: www.marylandhealthconnection.gov
  • By Phone: Maryland Health Connection Consumer Support Center 1-855-642-8572, TTY 1-855-642-8573
  • In Person: Annapolis Health Center, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can call 410-222-7381 to schedule an appointment for assistance with the application process.

How do you submit outstanding verifications?

  • Online: Maryland Health Connection. Upload documents through your account in the Consumer Portal.
  • In Person: Visit a local health department, the Department of Social Services or Connector Entity.
  • By Mail: Send photocopies of documents to Maryland Health Connection, P.O. Box 2160, Manchester, CT 06045

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