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Learn about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente in Maryland

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Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to low-income individuals and their families. On January 1, 2014, Maryland expanded Medicaid to a larger and more diverse group of people, including adults and children below certain income levels. HealthChoice is the name of Maryland’s statewide managed care program for Medicaid.

Kaiser Permanente participates in HealthChoice in several counties. This means that if you are a current Kaiser Permanente member and your situation changes, you may be able to keep your same doctor and continue your care with Kaiser Permanente if you qualify for Medicaid.

HealthChoice provides a core set of health care benefits, including doctor visits, hospital care, immunization, and pregnancy-related services.  The Affordable Care Act ensures all Medicaid health plans offer what are known as Essential Health Benefits (EHB). These comprehensive services include the following categories:

Outpatient care

Get care from a healthcare provider such as a nurse, doctor or specialist – including appointments, exams, and treatment.

Pediatric services

Your child can get regular check-ups, dental care, vision care and immunizations.


Get prescriptions that are covered by your plan.

Hospital inpatient care

If you have to go to a hospital, you can get the services you need, including x-rays and lab tests.

Emergency care

If you need to make an emergency room visit, you can get emergency services.

Laboratory services

Lab tests are covered.

and Newborn care 

Regular maternity care appointments, newborn screenings, immunizations, and more are covered.

Health Care

Get comprehensive mental health care including behavioral health treatment, counseling and substance use disorder services.

& Habilitative Services

Services and devices to help you recover from an injury, disability or chronic condition.  Examples include physical and occupational therapy.

and wellness services

Care you need to stay healthy, such as physical exams, counseling, screening, vaccines and chronic disease management.

Please note: Some services may require preauthorization. All services must be provided by a Kaiser Permanente doctor or medical staff.

Find out if you may qualify for Medicaid

See if you qualify

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If you qualify for Medicaid, you may also qualify for other assistance programs, such as the Food Supplement Program (SNAP)

Questions about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente?

Call the Kaiser Permanente Medicaid Assistance Center at
1-800-436-37171-800-436-3717 (toll free) or 711711 (TTY)
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Español: 1-800-427-54161-800-427-5416