The Maryland Children’s Health Program MCHP/Medicaid Eligibility Unit assists pregnant women, adults and children in applying for the Maryland Children’s Health Program/Medicaid through the Maryland Health Connection Exchange (MHCE).
Eligibility Specialists assist customers with applying for MCHP/Medicaid services, provide information about the different services offered by the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and assist with voter registration. Customers who visit the MCHP Office receive comprehensive case management services and referrals to other eligible programs.
Who is Eligible for MCHP/Medicaid?
Those eligible for MCHP are uninsured children under the age of 19, whose household modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is at or below 211% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for their family size.
Uninsured children under the age of 19 may qualify for MCHP Premium if their household income is above the MCHP guidelines but is at or below 322% of the federal poverty level for their family size. MCHP Premium requires a small monthly premium fee per family.
Customers with children under the age of 21, whose household income is below 123% of the federal poverty level.
Childless adults under the age of 64 with income below 138% may qualify for Medicaid.
These essential health benefits below are covered, and some plans offer additional benefits:
Doctor Visits (wellness and sick care)
Lab Work and Tests
Medical Assistance (MA) Transportation
Hospital and Emergency Services
Primary Mental Health Services through your doctor