Learn about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente in Maryland

HealthChoice is the name of Maryland’s statewide managed care program for Medicaid. Kaiser Permanente participates in HealthChoice in many 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. Our Medicaid plan in Maryland is number one in the country1.


Care that puts you first

Discover the benefits of Medicaid now available:

  • No monthly premiums
  • No copays
  • Vision coverage (for both adults and children)
  • Comprehensive dental coverage for children
  • Annual period to change health plans
  • Transportation to medical appointments, if needed
  • Coverage for substance use disorder and behavioral health services
  • Expanded network of community providers

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


1In the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2019–2020 Health Insurance Plan Ratings, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States’ private health plan is rated 5 out of 5, among the top 1% in the nation, and our Medicare health plan is rated 4.5 out of 5, the highest rating in DC, MD, and VA. Our Maryland Medicaid plan is rated 5 out of 5 stars, one of two plans in the United States to achieve the highest rating. The 2019 Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Kaiser Permanente cancer care program. The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is the largest medical group in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas and exclusively treats Kaiser Permanente members. Permanente doctors are recognized as Top Doctors in Washingtonian magazine (2019), Northern Virginia Magazine (2019), Baltimore magazine (2019), and Washington Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine (2018). According to NCQA’s Quality Compass® 2019, we lead DC, MD, and VA in the following categories: colorectal screening, breast cancer screening, childhood immunizations combo 9, cervical cancer screening, and timeliness of prenatal and postpartum care for women. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the NCQA.


2If you have an HSA‐qualified deductible plan, you will need to pay the full charges for scheduled phone and video visits until you reach your deductible. Once you reach your deductible, your copay is $0 for scheduled phone and video visits. Video visits are available to Kaiser Permanente members who have a camera-equipped computer or mobile device and are registered at kp.org. You must be present in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, for video visits with your primary care physician or behavioral health provider. For urgent video visits with an emergency doctor, you may also be present in West Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, or Pennsylvania. For certain medical or mental health conditions. For video visits with a behavioral health provider, appointments can be scheduled for follow-up care.


3Some medications are not eligible for Mail Order Pharmacy. Mail Order Pharmacy can deliver to addresses in MD, VA, DC, and certain locations outside the service area.


4When receiving care at most Kaiser Permanente facilities.