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Maryland Children’s Health Program

Please Note:  Appointments are strongly encouraged. We will attempt to see you without an appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. If you walk-in without an appointment we cannot guarantee you will be seen that day.

History

In 1998 the governor signed a law creating the Maryland Children's Health Program (MHCP), a program providing health insurance for average to low-income children and pregnant women.

Eligibility

Children up to the age of 19 and pregnant women of any age may be eligible for the new program if they have a family income that is at or below:

Maximum Family Income Limit Effective March 1, 2018
For Children

For Pregnant Women

Family Size

Family Income
at or below:

Family Income
at or below:

1

$25,616 per year

n/a

2

$34,731 per year

$43,455 per year

3

$43,846 per year

$54,860 per year

4

$52,961 per year

$66,264 per year

5

$62,077 per year

$77,669 per year

6

$71,192 per year

$89,074 per year

For each additional family member add

$9,116

$11,405

 

What does the Maryland Children's Health Program cover?
Benefits for Children 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

Benefits for Pregnant Women Include:

  • Prenatal and post-partum doctor visits
  • Hospital delivery bill
  • Lab work and tests
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Prescription Medicine (including prenatal vitamins)
  • Mental health services
  • Substances abuse services
  • Family planning services, after delivery

Questions, concerns, or problems with your Health Choice Managed Care Organization (MCO)? Call the Enrollee Action Line at 1-800-284-4510.

Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) Premium

MCHP Premium is a low cost health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 19 years old. MCHP Premium is for families with incomes above the MCHP limit. Incomes are based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL):

MCHP Premium

Maximum Family Income Limit,
Effective March 1, 2018

Family Size

Children above
200% through 250% FPL

Children above
250% through 300% FPL

1

$32,050 per year

$39,091 per year

2

$43,455 per year

$53,002 per year

3

$54,860 per year

$66,912 per year

4

$66,264 per year

$80,822 per year

5

$77,669 per year

$94,733 per year

6

$89,074 per year

$108,643 per year

For each additional family member add

$11,405

$13,911

You Pay

$54 per month

$68 per month

 

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Administrative Care Coordination Unit (ACCU)

The Administrative Care Coordination Unit serves as a resource for Medicaid recipients who experience difficulties with accessing,navigating and/or utilizing health care services. Referrals to ACCU services are primarily through health care providers, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and other social services workers. For more information, call 410-535-5400. D.C. metro area call 301-855-1353. Baltimore area call 410-269-1051.

ACCU Page

To contact the Calvert County Maryland Children's Health Program or ACCU, call:
410-535-5400 or 301-855-1353

ACCU - Text: 443-695-7880
MCHP - Text: 443-532-2722

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