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How to Enroll in Medicaid

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How to Enroll in Medicaid

Choose the Right Health Plan Maryland Health Connection

How to Enroll in Medicaid

How to Enroll in Medicaid

How to Enroll in Medicaid

You or members of your family may qualify for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection to receive free or low-cost health care. Enrollment in Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is available any time of year.

Are you eligible for Medicaid?

Look up your income and household size below to see if you may qualify. If you’re pregnant or have children, you may earn more and still qualify.

Noncitizen Pregnant Individuals

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may get free health care for you and your baby. Coverage is available from the start of pregnancy through four months postpartum. Retroactive coverage (up to three months before the individual’s coverage start date) is available, but this will not extend prior to the start of the pregnancy. Learn more about Medicaid pregnancy coverage.

Calculate Your Household Income

You may be eligible for Medicaid if your monthly income is up to approximately:
If your household size is this Adults Children (MCHP) Children (MCHP Premium) Pregnant women
1 $1,732 $2,648 $3,313 $4,041 N/A
2 $2,352 $3,595 $4,499 $5,487 $4,499
3 $2,970 $4,541 $5,681 $6,929 $5,681
4 $3,588 $5,486 $6,864 $8,372 $6,864
5 $4,208 $6,433 $8,049 $9,818 $8,049
6 $4,826 $7,379 $9,232 $11,260 $9,232
7 $5,444 $8,324 $10,415 $12,703 $10,415
8 $6,064 $9,271 $11,600 $14,149 $11,600
Each person add $620 $947 $1,185 $1,446 $1,185
You pay $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Income limits for Medicaid

Effective February 1, 2024.

What does Medicaid cover?

Your managed care organization (MCO) covers doctor visits, pregnancy care, prescription drugs, hospital and emergency services, and more, at no cost.

See what's covered

What is the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)?

MCHP gives full health benefits for children up to age 19. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.
Click here for more information on MCHP benefits and eligibility.

How do you enroll in Medicaid or MCHP?

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1. Apply for Medicaid or MCHP

Apply online at marylandhealthconnection.gov,
Apply via our mobile app: Apple or Android
Apply over the phone 1-855-642-8572.
Request a paper application by calling 1-855-642-8572.

Learn who to include in your household, how to calculate your household income and what documents you’ll need.


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2. Check for available help

Get answers and advice on all of your health coverage options before you select your plan. Search for free, local help.


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3. Send verification documents as needed

You will receive a notice if we need documents to complete your application.


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4. Choose a doctor and a Managed Care Organization (MCO)

Ask your doctors which MCOs they accept or use the MCO search tool.

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