Eligibility & Enrollment for MCHP/QHP

Open Enrollment 2020

MCHP staff and the onsite Navigator at the Frederick County Health Department are prepared for another successful Open Enrollment. You can enroll into Medicaid any time of the year, but if you do not qualify for Medicaid, you could possibly be eligible for a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) and Open Enrollment is the time of the year to apply. 

Open Enrollment starts November 1, 2019 and will end December 15, 2019. 

Hours during Open Enrollment:

  • Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm
  • Friday 8am - 12pm

Extended hours as follows: 

  • Thursday evenings until 7pm (Nov 14th, Nov 21st and Dec 12th)
  • Saturday hours from 8am to 12pm (Nov 23rd and Dec 14th)

Please call (301) 600-3124 for questions, Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

We are here to help you with your application for health care coverage, learn what services are covered, and see if your income qualifies you for medical assistance. 


Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP)

Health care coverage for income-qualifying children, pregnant women, and adults under 65 years.


  • Enrollment in Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and other Insurance programs
  • Enrollment in MCO (Managed Care Organization) and PCP (Primary Care Provider)
  • Provide information about Medical Assistance
  • Completing verification process in Maryland Health Connection

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