CareFirst CHPMD Members: Keep your info current. Keep yourself insured. Medicaid renewals won’t be automatic this year. Check in to make sure your contact information is up to date to receive important notices on any changes to your health insurance. To update your address, phone number or email, log in to your MHC online account.  If you need assistance, call MHC at 1-855-642-8572.

CareFirst CHPMD Providers: Encourage your patients to update their information. Find out how you can help your patients renew their coverage here.

CareFirst CHPMD Members whose medical care has been impacted by the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge: please call Member Services at 800-730-8530 or our 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line: 800-231-0211.

Change Healthcare Notice

Become a Member

Starting July 1, 2023, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan Maryland (CareFirst CHPMD) will offer pregnancy and postpartum coverage for non-US Citizens. Learn more here.

Medicaid enrollment is always open!

There is no deadline to apply for Medicaid and if you are already enrolled, you may choose CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan Maryland (CareFirst CHPMD). Call Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572 or go to MarylandHealthConnection.gov.

You can enroll in an MCO and choose a primary care provider (PCP) through the Maryland Health Connection. You have three ways to apply:

  1. Online at marylandhealthconnection.gov
  2. With the Maryland Health Connection mobile app
  3. Call 855-642-8572 (TTY: 855-642-8573)

You will be able to choose your MCO as one of the steps in the process.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Coverage for Non-US Citizens – Effective July 1, 2023

CareFirst CHPMD will offer pregnancy and postpartum coverage for the following:

  • Non-citizen pregnant women and their children up to age of 1 year
  • Additional coverage for four months postpartum
  • One year of coverage for the child

CareFirst CHPMD will pay for:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Hospital Care
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Mental Health Care
  • Behavioral Health Care
  • Transportation Services rides to and from medical care
  • Lab Work and Tests

Unpaid Medical Bills Before CareFirst CHPMD Coverage

CareFirst CHPMD may help pay for health care you had in the three months before you applied. To learn more, talk to Maryland Health Connection, or go to your local Health Department.

Starting July 1, 2023, you can apply:

  • Online at marylandhealthconnection.gov
  • By calling 1-855-642-8572
  • TTY users call 711 for Maryland Relay
  • In person at a local Health Department
  • In person at a Human Services Office
  • By using the Maryland Health Connection App


How do I renew my benefits?

  1. Online at Maryland Health Connection
  2. Use the Maryland Health Connection mobile app
  3. Call the Maryland Health Connection Call Center at 855-642-8572 (TTY: 855-642-8573)
  4. In person at your local health department; or local Department of Social Services.
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