Maryland Children's Health Program Application Instructions
In order to apply, applicants will have to provide certain information. Such information includes name, address, phone number, and information about health cover. Applicants will also be required to provide basic information about family members. All the applicants will have to provide their social security number as well. Application will also have section for providing detail of family income, its amount and its sources.
The easiest way to apply is to Apply Online via Maryland's SAIL system. Click here to apply Online via SAIL.
Apply in Person
Fill out the application and bring to your local Health Department.
Anyone can apply for MDHP by applying in person at Local Health Departments, Local Department of Social Services, WIC centers, local hospitals and even at schools. You can either complete application in the office and hand it back to the relevant authority or take it home with you and bring back completed application later. Click here to find nearest Local Health Department.
Get Application help via Phone
You can dial (800) 456-8900 to reach DHMH MCHP hotline.
Eligibility for Children
- Age 19 or younger
- Must be U.S citizen or a qualified alien
- Not eligible for Medicaid
- Countable income should be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Click here for to see complete chart for MCHP income guidelines.
Eligibility for Pregnant Women
- Can be of any age - no age related requirement
- Countable income should be at or below 250% of Federal Poverty Level. Click here for to see complete chart for MCHP income guidelines.
Insurance eligibility: Although individuals applying for care through Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) will be required to be uninsured, it doesn't always affect the eligibility. Some individuals with insurance can qualify for MCHP. Apply even if you have insurance and let your case manager decide whether having insurance will bar you from MCHP benefits or not.