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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 - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 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, 2019
For Children

For Pregnant Women

Family Size

Family Income
at or below:

Family Income
at or below:

1

$26,354 per year

n/a

2

$35,681 per year

$44,643 per year

3

$45,007 per year

$56,312 per year

4

$54,333 per year

$67,980 per year

5

$63,659 per year

$79,649 per year

6

$72,955 per year

$91,318 per year

For each additional family member add

$9,327

$11,669

 

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 Health Choice Helpline 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, 2019

Family Size

Children above
200% through 250% FPL

Children above
250% through 300% FPL

1

$32,974 per year

$40,218 per year

2

$44,643 per year

$54,451 per year

3

$56,312 per year

$68,683 per year

4

$67,980 per year

$82,915 per year

5

$79,649 per year

$97,148 per year

6

$91,318 per year

$111,380 per year

For each additional family member add

$11,669

$14,233

You Pay

$56 per month

$70 per month

 

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> View rules for citizenship and identify documentation

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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