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

Last updated: May 10, 2022

For appointments or assistance: 443-510-7784
For questions about Medical Assistance or your case: 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: 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.

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

 

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
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

North County Health Services Center
791 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lula G. Scott Community Center
6243 Shady Side Road, Shady Side, MD 20764

Every other Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

 

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