Applying for County Health Programs
Residents may complete and mail an application or visit the nearest Service Eligibility Unit office to apply for services. You can request an application for Medicaid for Families/ Maryland Children’s Health Program (
- Proof of income such as pay stubs, income tax papers etc.
- Proof of identity such as a driver’s license, employment identification
Proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status (for
MCHP& MA 4 Families)
- Proof of Montgomery County residence
Medicaid for Families/
Medicaid coverage is available at no cost for eligible households. Additionally, the
1. What public health services are available.
2. How long does it take to process my
It takes approximately 10 days.
3. Where can I get assistance with locating a Medicaid provider in Montgomery County?
Contact the County’s Client Services Center for Medicaid/HealthChoice, at 240-777-1635.
4. What should I do when my address, family size, or income changes?
Please report any address or income changes within 10 days, as required, by contacting your caseworker.
5. What should I do if I am unable to contact my caseworker?
Please contact MC311 (dial 3-1-1) for assistance.
6. What low-cost health insurance programs are available to adults who do not have minor dependent children?
The Primary Adult Care (PAC) program provides primary health care coverage to low-income, uninsured adults. For more information, call the Medicaid Hotline 1-800-456-8900. If you are age 65 or older, or blind, or disabled, Medicaid provides no cost health insurance for low-income adults. The Montgomery Cares Program also provides primary health care for low-income, uninsured adults. Please call 311 for more information.
7. Where can I find information about health insurance changes resulting from Health Care Reform?
Visit the following link to the State of Maryland’s website about Health Care Reform.
No Additional Information at this time