Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), MCHP Premium Program, and Adult Expansion Programs

The Maryland Children’s Health Program gives full health benefits to children up to age 19 and pregnant women of any age. Our Adult expansion program can provide Medicaid for individuals under 65.

Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Medicaid, applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements that are listed below. The only way to
know for sure if you are eligible for Medicaid is to apply​​.

To b​e eligible for Medicaid in Maryland,​ you must:

  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen who meets  immigr​ation status requirements​​
  • Provide​​ a Social Security Number (SSN) (if you have one and are applying for coverage for yourself).
  • Meet financial requirements​
    • Income limits.  Medicaid income limits and rules vary for different groups
      of individuals and household sizes.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​Income ​limits​​​ for children, parents and caretaker relatives, adults ages 19-64, and pregnant women.
    • ​​​​​​Asset limits.  Only applies to certain groups including individuals who need longterm care or are applying based on being aged, blind or disabled.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Benefits for children/adults (65 and under) include:

  • Doctor Visits (well and sick care)
  • Hospital Care
  • Lab Work and Tests
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

How do I apply?

You can apply for MCHP in the following ways:

  • Online at
  • Call or Visit Wicomico County Health Department at 300 West Carroll Street, Salisbury MD (410) 543-6944.
  • Call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572 (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Use Relay Service).

Those found eligible for MCHP will receive an enrollment packet in the mail to select an MCO for health care.

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