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Health Insurance Programs

Learn more about the following programs serving children, pregnant women, families and caretaker relatives.

ProgramContact Information

Administrative Care Coordination Unit
(ACCU)

Drumcastle Government Center, Third Floor
Phone: 410-887-8741
Medical Assistance Members Phone: 1-800-284-4510

Maryland Children's Health Program
(MCHP)
 
Drumcastle Government Center, Third Floor
Phone: 410-887-2957
Fax: 410-372-0218

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

 

Drumcastle Government Center, Third Floor
Email: secureinfo@baltimorecountymd.gov
Phone: 410-887-8629
Fax: 410-887-4820
State Health Insurance ProgramDrumcastle Government Center, First Floor
Phone: 410-887-2957 or 1-855-642-8572
Uninsured or Underinsured ServicesDrumcastle Government Center, First Floor
Email: hhs@baltimorecountymd.gov
Phone: 410-887-2243

Administrative Care Coordination Unit

The ACCU program helps Medical Assistance members and beneficiaries:

  • Access necessary and appropriate medical care
  • Navigate the HealthChoice system, Maryland's Medicaid managed care program
  • Connect to services, including specialty care
  • Resolve billing issues
  • Explain appeal and grievance rights

Target populations include children, pregnant and postpartum women, individuals with disabilities (physical, mental or developmental) and homeless individuals.

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

There is no cost for enrollment, case management or coordination in PARTNERSH.I.P., which provides linkage to affordable health care coverage or entitlement programs. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

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

State Health Insurance Programs

The following 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. 

  • 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.
  • Medicaid—Provide comprehensive health care to parents, caretakers and nondisabled single adults. Eligibility depends on family size and income. 
  • Qualified Health Plans—Provide essential health benefits. Local health department MCHP offices can assist with eligibility determination for qualified health plans and referrals for enrollment assistance. 

You will need to reapply for health coverage. 

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online, by faxing applications to 410-372-0218 or by mailing applications to:

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Required Documentation

Applicants must submit documentation verifying citizenship and identity:

  • Residents born in the United States—We may be able to verify your citizenship and identity you through available data systems.
  • Lawful permanent residents—Provide a copy of their alien registration card.
  • Naturalized citizens—Provide a copy of your Certificate of Naturalization.

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

Receiving Your Medical Assistance Card

It takes 10 business days for the MCHP office to process eligibility. If additional information is needed, more time may be required. 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.

Resources for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Contact Us

Department of Health

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Phone

Health: 410-887-2243

Human Services: 410-887-1447

TTY: 711

Director and Health Officer

Gregory Wm. Branch
M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP

Deputy Health Officer

Della J. Leister, R.N.

 

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