Medicaid provides health coverage to individuals and families with limited income and resources. You’re automatically offered Medicaid if you receive other types of public assistance. That may include 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.

Dial 2-1-1 any time of day or night if you have questions regarding Medicaid or reach out to Maryland Health Connection during business hours at 1-855-642-8572. It’s a one-stop resource for Medicaid information.

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Medicaid Coverage And Qualifications

Most individuals enrolled in Medicaid have access to a Managed Care Organization (MCO) to cover doctor visits, pregnancy care, prescription drugs and hospital and emergency services. Learn more about other services covered by Medicaid.

The income qualifications may vary each year. Check the latest guidelines for your situation.

Apply For Maryland Medicaid

Before applying, learn who to include in your household and how to calculate your income.

Then, apply for Medicaid through one of the following ways:

  1. Maryland Health Connection
  2. The agency’s mobile app (Enroll MHC) onApple orAndroid
  3. By calling 1-855-642-8572.

After applying for help, you may need to verify your information such as your income, citizenship, Social Security number, or other coverage.

You may also need to print, sign and upload an affidavit to prove your information. Learn more about the types of documents you can use to verify your information and the affidavits you may need to qualify for Medicaid.

Once you apply and qualify for Medicaid, you’ll choose a doctor and MCO. Search the MCO provider directory to find a doctor.


Other Health Insurance Options

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, there are other low-cost options available. Find health insurance that fits your family’s budget and needs. You can get more information from your local health department or the Department of Social Services.

You can also dial 2-1-1 to find the best resource for your situation.

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