Applying for County Health Programs

How to Apply

Below are fillable applications for County safety-net health programs.  Complete the online form, print it and return it to OESS or if applying to Montgomery Cares please return to one of the participating community clinics.
Link to Montgomery Cares Participating Clinics:

Documents To Bring

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 
Proof of Montgomery County residence

​Please refer to the County webpage for the program you are interested in to get a complete list of documents that you will need to determine eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements

The Office of Eligibility & Support Services confirms eligibility for Care for Kids, Adult/Senior Dental, Prenatal Care and Project Access specialty care clinic referral services.  Each program has specific financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.  In general, uninsured county residents who are not eligible for Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid or MA) may qualify for County health programs.

Fees and Payments

There are no fees or costs associated with most of the County health programs. 


1.  What health services are available?

The Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19 and pregnant women.  Those eligible for MCHP are uninsured children up to age 19 and pregnant women and Medicaid for Families (MA4 Families)  Free or low-cost insurance coverage for children from birth to age 19 and for pregnant women whose modified adjusted gross household income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL).
As of January 1, 2014, Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid or MA) covers more adults ages 19 to 64, whether they have children or not.  To qualify for coverage, you must be under age 65, a U.S.. citizen or qualified immigrant, and be a resident of Maryland.  To find out more, go to  Medicaid also covers former foster children under age 26 who left the foster care system on their 18th birthday.  Former foster children do not have to meet income limits--they qualify because of their status as former foster children.
Care for Kids is administered for Montgomery County by the Primary Care Coalition.  The program provides a “medical home” for children who are uninsured and not eligible for Medicaid.  Children can receive well and sick care, prescriptions and limited specialty care.  Care is provided through partnerships and subcontracts with Kaiser Permanente; Community Clinic Inc;, Spanish Catholic Center; school-based health centers; private doctors; hospitals; and other health care providers and organizations.
The Montgomery Cares safety-net clinic program also provides primary health care services for low-income, uninsured adults who may not qualify for Medicaid.  Please click  here  for more information or call 3-1-1.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Medicaid Coverage
Are you having a baby?

You may get free health care even if you are not legally living in the United States.  Pregnant people are now eligible for Medicaid, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Medicaid pays for health care for people who cannot afford it. Medicaid is the same as Medical Assistance.
  • Sign up for Medicaid as soon as you know you are pregnant. Get the care you and your baby need right away. You may keep Medicaid up to four months after your baby is born.
Pregnant Women can now enroll even if they are not U.S. citizens or legally living in the United States
To be eligible. you should be:
  • Pregnant
  • Living in Maryland
  • Low-income
How to apply:
Open the Maryland Health Connection app on your iphone or android
Call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572
Call Montgomery County to schedule one-on-one assistance at 240-777-1815
Walk into any Montgomery County Eligibility Office:
  • 8630 Fenton St, 10th Fl., Silver Spring
  • 8818 Georgia Ave, 2nd Fl., Silver Spring
  • 1401 Rockville Pike, 1st Fl., Rockville
  • 12900 Middlebrook, 2nd Fl., Germantown

Additional Information

No additional information at this time.