Medical Assistance Program

Keeping fit and staying healthy is a positive step toward successful growth and development. The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services wants to assist you and your family members in realizing this goal.

The Medical Assistance Program helps individuals and families pay for medical care. Assistance can include payments for doctor's visits, exams, prescription costs, hospital bills, payment of Medicare premiums, etc.
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 Eligibility for Medicaid for most people or Qualified Health Plan (QHP) is based on the family's or individuals Modified Adjusted Gross income (MAGI). This is the figure used to determine eligibility for lower costs in the Marketplace and for Medicaid, the Maryland Children's Health Program (MHCP), and MHCP Premium.  Generally, modified adjusted gross income is your adjusted gross income plus any tax-exempt Social Security, interest, or foreign income you have.


Individual or families whose income is below 138% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) may be eligible for Medicaid. Applicants can enroll into Medicaid at any time of the year, and do not need to wait for open or special enrollment periods.  

Qualified Health Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act, is an insurance plan that is certified by the Health Insurance Marketplace, provides essential health benefits, follows established limits on cost-sharing ( like deductibles, co-payments, and out-of-pocket maximum amounts), and meets other requirements.  All of the qualified health plans available at qualify as minimum essential coverage.  So, if you buy one, you will not have to worry about a penalty for not having insurance when you file your taxes.  And, all of our qualified health plans cover essential health benefits and meet our other standards.  

Individuals and families whose income is above 138% FPL may be eligible for subsidy to purchase QHP from the Marketplace.

How to Apply

If you are under 65 years old and do not receive Medicare, please apply through or by calling 1-855-MHC-8572 (1-855-642-8572). You can also go to your Local Health Department, any of our offices, or during open enrollment, you may apply through a Connector Entity.  

The individuals or groups below may apply online at My DHRby email, or in person at any of our offices.
1. Medicare recipients,
2. Individual 65 years old or older,
3. Long Term Care applicants
4. Applying for medical emergency services for ineligible aliens

If you wish to apply by mail, you may download an application form at:
MyDHR Forms

Interpretation Services
Interpretation Services are available free of charge for limited English proficiency customers. Please contact one of the Local Offices for assistance.