Maryland Medicaid

Information on Maryland Medicaid Program

Maryland Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Maryland residents.  The purpose of Medicaid in Maryland is to improve the health of people in Maryland who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.  Medicaid is both funded by the Federal and State cooperative working together.

Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.

The mission of the program is to improve the health of Illinois residents by:

  • Emphasizing health prevention
  • Promoting continuity of health care
  • Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
  • Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community

Do You Qualify for Maryland Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid Maryland :

  • you must be a resident of the state of Maryland
  • a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
  • in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
  • blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.


Maryland Medicaid Application Process:

To apply for Medical Assistance go to your Local Department of Social Services (LDSS). To find the office nearest you, visit:
For additional information on the Medicaid Program and eligibility requirements, visit:
For more information and to apply, call:1-800-332-6347


For more information on Maryland Medicaid:

please contact the Health Benefits Hotline at 1-800-332-6347

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