Medicaid is health coverage available to certain people and families who have limited income and resources.

Medicaid coverage is automatically granted to individuals receiving other public assistance, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), and Foster Care. Low-income families, children, pregnant women, and aged, blind, or disabled adults may also qualify for Medicaid. You can have private health insurance and be eligible for Medicaid. The rules are different for different groups and the kinds of medical care covered are different for different groups.

If you need help paying for your own or your family's medical bills, you should find out for sure about your eligibility for Medical Assistance by filing an application at your Local Department of Social Services.

You may also learn more about Medicaid Eligibility through the Maryland Health Connection.  If you need in-person help, visit the Maryland Health Connection's Consumer Assistance Page.  You may also call 2-1-1 for this information.

To learn more about Medicaid, search the database or call 2-1-1.

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Medical Assistance in Maryland