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Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA) Program


How to Apply

You can apply for Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid and MA) online at, by mail or fax, or you may file in person at a regional office location based on your zip code.  Applicants are seen on a walk-in or by appointment basis.  If you apply online, please capture and retain the control number provided (a nine digit number starting with the letter "S"), so that your application may be tracked by you until you are contacted by an agency team member to complete the interview and  application evaluation  process.

Applications may also be obtained and/or dropped off at one of the regaional offices on the previous page or one three County Neighborhood Service Centers listed below.  Please see the first question in the FAQ section below for more information about where to apply based on your zip code.

Individuals who wish to apply but do not speak English or have limited English proficiency will have access to an interpreter.  The interpreter may be a local department staff member, an individual designated by the applicant, an individual outside the agency who is proficient in the customer’s language, or the department can use the Language Line. An interpreter cannot be a minor child.

Documents To Bring

In general, the following documents are needed:

Other information may be required once the interview has been completed

Eligibility Requirements

The Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid or MA) program provides health care benefits to eligible county residents.  The coverage groups for Medical Assistance are as follows:

Fees and Payments



1.  Where should I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to contact an office location based on their zip code. See the listing of those zip codes (below) that correspond to each office.

Rockville Office (1301 Piccard Drive):

20812 20813 20814 20815
20816 20817 20818 20824
20827 20830 20832 20833
 20848 20849  20850 20851
20852 20853 20854 20856
20857 20858 20859 20860
20861 20862 20889 20895
20896 20902 20906  


Silver Spring Office (8818 Georgia Avenue):

20783 20866 20868 20901
20903 20904 20905 20907
20910 20911 20912 20914
 20915 20916  20918  


Germantown Office (12900 Middlebrook Road):               

20838 20839 20841 20842
20855 20871 20872 20874
20875 20876 20877 20878
 20879 20880  20882 20884
20885 20886  21771  



 Additional Information

No additional information at this time.