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Medical Assistance (MA) and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP)

This free program helps eligible Maryland residents apply for Medical Assistance (also called MA or Medicaid). You can apply for Medical Assistance at any time. We can also help you apply for Health Insurance through the Maryland Health Connection. 

Keep yourself insured. Medicaid 2023

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Marylanders who were enrolled in Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible. The emergency is ending, so this is going to change.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year.
  • Starting in April 2023, Maryland will resume reviewing Medicaid accounts and checking eligibility.
  • Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time.
  • These renewals will take place over 12 months.
  • It is very important that if you are enrolled in Medicaid, you make sure your contact information is up to date.
  • Then, when it’s your turn to renew, you will be able to receive and respond to important messages about your health insurance.
  • Learn more at Medicaid Check-In

How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

Adults, families and children and pregnant women who meet income guidelines for Medical Assistance.

Anyone 19 and older can apply for health insurance plans through the exchange with no income limits.


How can I apply?

Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm 
Phone Hours:
       Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm: 410-876-4811 or 410-876-4960 or 410-876-4916
       After 5 pm: 410-876-4960, or 410-876-4811 or 443-821-6645