Last updated: May 10, 2022
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: Get an Estimate
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.
How do you apply?
Medical Assistance Eligibility Program assists with filling out Medical Assistance applications over the phone and in person. Call 443-510-7784 to make an appointment to be seen in person or request assistance over the phone. If you have general questions about Medical Assistance, or if you have questions about your case call 410-222-4792.
We provide in-person assistance at the following locations:
Annapolis Health Center
North County Health Services Center
Lula G. Scott Community Center
Every other Thursday
Please bring the following information and items with you:
- Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance)
- Birthdates and general information about you and your family members who are also applying for health coverage
- Your State-Issued Photo ID
- Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Naturalization Certificate for everyone in your household
- Employer and income information. Proof of one month’s income for everyone in your household (e.g., pay stubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements)
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance for everyone in your household
- Information about any job-related health insurance available to your family
- To learn more about health care coverage, go to www.marylandhealthconnection.gov.
- For Health Resources for Mothers and Their Babies: Healthy Moms and Babies
- For information about the Maryland Insurance Administration, which regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and helps ensure consumer protection, see MIA Highlights.