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Health Services: Health Choice Information

The State of Maryland & The Carroll County Health Department


The Maryland Children’s Health Program Health Choice

Health Choice – What Is It?

Medical insurance for children up to 19 years of age and pregnant woman of any age.

What Is Covered?

For pregnant women:

  • Pre-natal and post-partum doctor visits
  • Lab tests
  • Prescriptions
  • Doctor and hospital delivery fees
  • Home visits
  • Mental Health
  • Drug & Alcohol services
  • Routine vision and dental visits
  • Emergency services
  • Transportation

For infants and children up to age 19:

  • Sick and well visits to the doctor
  • HospitalizationPrescriptions
  • Routine dental visits
  • Vision services
  • Mental Health
  • Drug & Alcohol services
  • Transportation

Who Is Eligible?

Must be a Maryland resident
Children (newborns up to age 19)
Pregnant women (any age)
Household gross income that meets or is less than certain qualifying levels.

Note: If you have health insurance or have recently dropped health insurance, you may not be eligible for this program.

How to Apply:

Call for or pick up an application at the Carroll County Health Department at 410-876-4960 or 410-876-4916.

Mail completed application to:
Carroll County Health Department
c/o Eligibility Unit
PO Box 845
Westminster, MD 21158

Those found eligible for this program will have to choose a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and will receive an enrollment packet in the mail.

How Can We Help You?

We Can Help You With:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Assist with enrollment
  • Answer questions
  • Understanding Managed Care (MCO’s)
  • Accessing other Health Department programs (WIC, Healthy Start, Lamaze classes)


Call 410-876-4940 or 410-876-4941