Health Care For More Families!

Maryland Medicaid Renewal is NOT automatic this year.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Marylanders enrolled in Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible.

Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year. Starting in April 2023, Maryland began making Medicaid eligibility reviews again. Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time. These renewals will take place over 12 months.

We must encourage Medicaid participants to ensure their contact information is current. We will motivate them to act when it’s their turn to renew so they can receive and respond to important messages about their health insurance.

You’ll have 45 days to respond, so don’t wait!

Log in to your account here or call 410-996-5126 to get started.

What is the Maryland Children’s Health Program?

The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is a state and federally-funded initiative that offers comprehensive health insurance to eligible children and pregnant women in Maryland. It provides affordable coverage for various healthcare services, including preventive care, doctor’s visits, hospital care, medications, mental health services, dental care, and vision care. MCHP aims to ensure uninsured or underinsured children and pregnant women can access necessary healthcare. To qualify, applicants must meet specific income guidelines and be residents of Maryland. For more information and to apply, visit the MCHP website.

Who is eligible for the program?

Eligibility for the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is based on specific criteria. Generally, the program provides coverage for:

Children: Children up to the age of 19 are eligible for MCHP if they meet the following requirements:

They are residents of Maryland.
Their family income falls within the income guidelines set by the program.
They are not eligible for Medicaid.
Pregnant Women: Expectant mothers can qualify for MCHP if they meet the following criteria:

  • They are residents of Maryland.
  • Their family income falls within the income limits specified by the program.
  • The income guidelines for MCHP may vary based on family size and other factors. It’s important to note that eligibility requirements and guidelines can change, so it’s recommended to check the official MCHP website or contact the Maryland Department of Health for the most up-to-date information.

Applicants may need to provide documentation to verify their eligibility, such as proof of residency, income, and other relevant information. Assistance is available to help individuals and families navigate the application process and determine their eligibility for the program.

For detailed and accurate information regarding eligibility and the Maryland Children’s Health Program application process, it is best to consult the official MCHP website.

How do I apply for MCHP?
Who do I speak to regarding questions about the program?

Contact your local health department at (410) 996-5126.