Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) – Talbot County Health Dept.
Phone Number (410) 819-5600
Address 100 S. Hanson Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
Description The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health insurance benefits for children up to age 19. There is information and assistance with applying for health insurance on the Maryland Health connection website for those individuals seeking health insurance and are not Medicare recipients. Computers available to the public for those needing access to the web-based enrollment system. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.

Those eligible for MCHP are uninsured children under age 19, whose household modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is at or below 211% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for their family size. In 2020, this was about $4,608/month for a family of four).

Uninsured children under age 19 may qualify for MCHP Premium if their household income is above the MCHP income guidelines​ but is at or below 322% of the federal poverty level for their family size. In 2020, this was about $7,032 for a family of four. MCHP Premium requires a small monthly premium per family. Effective 2020, the premium is either $57 or $71, depending on your household income.

Benefits for children include:
- Doctor Visits (well and sick care)
- Hospital Care
- Lab Work and Tests
- Dental Care
- Vision Care
- Immunizations (shots)
-Prescription Medicines
- Transportation to Medical Appointments
- Mental Health Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment

You can apply for MCHP in the following ways:
- Online at
- Visit a local connector entity, health department or department of social services.
- Download the free mobile app, Enroll MHC.
- Call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573).

Those found eligible for MCHP will receive an enrollment packet in the mail to select an MCO for health care.
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