MCHP – Maryland Children’s Health Program

MCHP is a health insurance program that provides free health care coverage to children under the age of 19 and pregnant women of any age who meet income eligibility. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.

MCHP Premium

MCHP Premium provides health care coverage at a low cost to children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for the free program.

Maryland Medical Assistance for Families

Maryland Medical Assistance for Families provides free health care coverage to parents/other family members caring for children who are eligible for MCHP.


How can I apply?

The application is brief and the process is simple. The application asks for general information and social security numbers for people living in the house, address, phone number, private insurance information (if any) and income information.

How can I get an application?

  • Call 1-800-456-8900 to have an application mailed to you
  • Visit the Somerset County Health Department or call us at 443-523-1740
  • Apply electronically at MarylandSail.org

How do I submit my application?

  • If you live in Somerset County, you may mail or bring your application to the Somerset County Health Department at 8928 Sign Post Road, Westover, MD 21871
  • Apply electronically at MarylandSail.org
  • If you do not live in Somerset County, find the contact information for your county at Maryland Children Health Program

How do I get more information?

What if I don’t have children?

  • You may be eligible to apply for Medical Assistance. You may apply electronically a https://www.marylandsail.org or through Maryland Health Benefits Exchange at http://marylandhbe.com
  • You may also contact the Health Department at 443-523-1740 for more information.

Fill out Online Medical Assistance Application at marylandsail.org

Maryland Medical Assistance Programs Eligibility Requirements

Administrative Care Coordination / Ombudsman Program

443-523-1700 Administrative Care Coordination/Ombudsman Program This program provides education and outreach to Medical Assistance (MA) recipients to increase awareness of Medical Assistance Programs. Assists beneficiaries to navigate the Medicaid/HealthChoice Program Serves as a resource for beneficiaries and providers Helps beneficiaries to understand and utilize their Medicaid benefits Educates on the importance of preventive health care…

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Reproductive Health – Family Planning; Pregnancy Testing; STI Services

  443-523-1700 Somerset County Health Department offers a variety of reproductive health services to teens and women of childbearing age, as well as males. Routine GYN exams Screening for cervical cancer (pap smear) Screening for sexually transmitted infections, including testing for HIV Variety of birth control methods, information and education Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral…

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HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

443-523-1740 HIV/AIDS EDUCATION Public presentations are given upon request to community agencies including schools, churches, social organizations, and businesses. The Health Department regularly participates in community health fairs as a means to provide outreach. HIV information is provided regularly through our Substance Abuse, Family Planning, Healthy Start and Sexually Transmitted Infection programs. HIV/AIDS COUNSELING &…

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