Once approved for Maryland Medical Assistance (MEDICAID), you will receive a red and white medical assistance card in the mail within 14 days of enrolling. Do not throw away this card. Even if you haven’t received your card yet, you can still get medical services. Your doctor or pharmacist can verify coverage by calling the Eligibility Verification System (EVS).
When your application is completed and verified, you will receive an enrollment packet in the mail to choose a managed care organization (MCO / Insurance Company) to provide your care coverage.
The MCOs that you can choose in Frederick County are:
Ask your doctors which MCOs they accept or search the Frederick County Provider list to find doctors who accept your MCO. (link)
You can also compare available MCOs by clicking on Health Choice Comparison Chart. (link)
You can enroll in a MCO any of these ways
When enrolled in Maryland Medicaid you will receive covered health services to include: doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, addiction treatment, mental health services, hospital care, and urgent care services, and more. Dental care is covered for children and Pregnant Women through Healthy Smiles. Some MCOs offer limited adult dental care.
For help on benefits and service and other assistance please call Administrative Care Coordination/Ombudsman Program (ACC) at Frederick County Health Department: 301-600-8888.
It is important to notify Maryland Health Connection with any changes in your address, household size, or income to assure you receive proper notifications and coverage. To update your application, call 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573) (link) or contact MCHP at Frederick County Health Department 301-600-3124.
At Frederick Medicaid, you can:
Community Education Services:
The local Frederick County Health Department Ombudsman is an advocate for your health care needs. If you are having trouble getting health care services from your MCO or your doctor please call: HealthChoice Help Line @ 1-800-284-4510 and they will send our Ombudsman a request to follow- up with you to ensure that your health care problems were resolved.