Skip Navigation
Department of Health
Print this page.
 

Health Insurance Programs 

Serving Children, Pregnant Women, Families, and Caretaker Relatives

State Health Insurance Programs

  • Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) provides free health care to eligible pregnant women and children with low to average incomes. 

  • Maryland Children's Health Premium Program provides health care to middle-income families with no health insurance, with a low monthly premium to cover all eligible children.

  • Medical Assistance for Families will provide comprehensive health care to parents and other family members caring for children. Eligibility depends on family size and income.

All three programs cover in-patient hospital care, medical doctor visits, mental health services, lab tests, dental and vision care (for children and pregnant woman), medications and immunizations. 

Additional information about MCHP, MCHP Premium and Medical Assistance for Families and applications are available. Applicants may apply in-person, by mail, fax, online or can call 1-800-456-8900 to request an application.   

How to Apply

Walk-in Service:
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Phone: 410-887-2957
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Return applications by mail or fax to:
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Fax: 410-372-0218

Administrative Care Coordination Unit (ACCU)

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Email: ma4families@baltimorecountymd.gov    

Phone: 410-887-8741
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

  • A primary goal of ACCU is to improve birth outcomes for Medicaid eligible women and reduce infant mortality.

  • The ACCU program helps Medical Assistance members access necessary and appropriate medical care, navigate the HealthChoice system, and links recipients to other services, including specialty care. ACCU staff members can also assist Medical Assistance members who have unresolved billing issues.

  • Medical Assistance members seeking any of these services can call the Complaint Resolution Unit at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 1-800-284-4510 to make a referral to their local Administrative Care Coordination Unit.

  • The ACCU program also conducts outreach in the community setting to provide information on Medical Assistance eligibility and program services, including back-to-school events and health fairs. Request ACCU to attend your outreach event by completing our web form. Select Medical Assistance Programs on the form.

Back to top

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to process an application?

Once a new application is received at the MCHP offices, it takes 10 business days to process eligibility. However, if additional information is needed, more time may be required.

Back to top

I received my approval letter. When will I receive my medical assistance card?

You should receive your red/white card about seven to 10 business days after you receive your approval letter. Contact your case manager if you do not.

Back to top

What documentation do I need to send with my application?

Federal law requires that all United States citizens applying for federal benefits verify their citizenship and identity. If you were born in the United States, we may be able to verify your citizenship and identity through available data systems. If you are a naturalized citizen, provide a copy of your Certificate of Naturalization. Lawful permanent residents who are applying should provide a copy of their alien registration card.

Self-employed persons must provide a complete copy of their most recently filed federal income tax returns to verify income.

Additional information will be requested if needed. Provide accurate contact information so that we can reach you.

Back to top

How do I enroll in a Managed Care Organization (MCO)?

Call 1-800-977-7388. You must be listed as the head-of-household on the case to select an MCO for yourself or your children.

Back to top

Do I need to reapply?

Yes. If you had coverage because you were pregnant, coverage will end two months after the baby is born. For children, a redetermination must be completed annually. A renewal form will be sent to you in the mail approximately 60 days before coverage ends. You can also reapply at a local Department of Social Services office.

Back to top

Who should I contact if I have questions or want more information?

Maryland Children's Health Program          
6401 York Road - Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Email: ma4families@baltimorecountymd.gov       
                    
Phone: 410-887-2957
Fax: 410-372-0218
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

Back to top

Partners for Health Improvement Program (PARTNERSH.I.P.)

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Email: secureinfo@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-8629
Fax: 410-887-4820
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

PARTNERSH.I.P. provides linkage to affordable health care coverage / entitlement programs. Eligibility requirements to apply for this program include:

  • You must be a resident of Baltimore County
  • Be between the ages 19 to 64 
  • Income must be below 300 percent federal poverty level

Call 410-887-8629 to learn about available resources for the uninsured in Baltimore County. There is no cost for enrollment, case management or coordination.

Back to top

Revised April 18, 2014

Was This Page Helpful?
Fields marked with * are required.
Page Rating*