Children

Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Program offer free or low-cost health coverage to children whose household incomes are below certain income limits​. There are higher household income limits for children than for adults. Your child may be eligible for Medicaid or MCHP even if you’re not.  ​

Medicaid provides health coverage to children under the age of 21. MCHP provides health coverage to uninsured children under the age of 19, whose household incomes are too high to qualify them for Medicaid but are still below certain income limits.  Uninsured children in higher income households may qualify for MCHP Premium.  MCHP Premium requires a small monthly premium to enroll. 

The best way to know if your child is eligible for Medicaid or MCHP is to apply.  If your child is eligible for Medicaid or MCHP, you can enroll them at any time.

You can apply in the following ways: 
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