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Apply for Maryland HealthChoice

If you qualify for Medicaid and live in the state of Maryland, it's time to start your HealthChoice application. You can enroll anytime at the Maryland Health Connection website. 

Get ready to apply

Get ready to apply

You’ll need about 30 minutes to complete the application. Before you get started, have this information ready:


  • Employer and income information: household monthly income, pay stubs, W-2 forms 

  • Números del Seguro Social o números de documento de cada miembro de la familia que solicita la cobertura

  • Fecha de nacimiento de cada miembro de la familia que solicita la cobertura

  • Información sobre inmigración, si corresponde

  • Photo ID if you’re applying in person 

  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance 

Start here 


You can choose from a few options: 


Visit Maryland Health Connection to apply. 

Apply now

Through the mobile app 

Download the free Enroll MHC app to enroll in Medicaid, upload documents and more. 

Google Play

App Store

In person

Enroll in a health plan 

Enroll in a health plan 

When your application is approved, you’ll get a welcome packet in the mail. The next step is choosing Aetna Better Health® of Maryland as your managed care organization (MCO).  To learn more about the benefits and services we offer, visit our “What’s covered?” page. 

Want to renew or switch your plan?

You always have options. And if you’re already enrolled in Maryland HealthChoice, you can switch your health care  plan to Aetna Better Health of Maryland.


Head over to our “How to renew or switch” page for more information.

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¿Tiene alguna pregunta?

You can call Aetna Better Health of Maryland Member Services at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711).

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