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  • Harford County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance

    Agency: Harford County Department of Social Services

    COVID-19 Update: The office is closed to the public due to COVID-19, but customers can pick up an application from the outside of the building or apply via mydhr.

    OVERVIEW: Provides medical benefits for immediate and long-term health needs. Purpose is to help eligible low-income persons of all ages with their medical bills when they cannot afford to pay for needed medical and health care services. May also pay for all or part of nursing home or domiciliary care. 

    1) MEDICAID-AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED: Serves individuals 65 and older or who are blind, physically disabled, or developmentally disabled. Requires documentation of disability.

    2) QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM: Serves individuals who are on Medicare. Pays Part B premiums, co-payments, and deductibles. 

    3) SPECIFIED LOW-INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM: Serves individuals who are Medicare recipients but who are ineligible for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. Pays only Part B premium. 
    4) EXPANDED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Individuals and families may qualify for health care benefits under the Health Care Reform.

    NOTES: Most clients determined to be eligible for Medical Assistance are required to choose a health care provider (Managed Care Organization or MCO). The Managed Care System is called Health Choice and affects all existing Medical Assistance clients and new applicants. Medical Assistance recipients have 21 days to choose an MCO provider and submit forms. If they do not choose a provider within that time frame, they will automatically be assigned one. Home visits are available to assist homebound clients with the application process. Medical Assistance recipients may choose to switch MCO providers on an annual basis during the open enrollment period.

    • Main:
      • 410-297-6100
    • Fax:
      • 410-836-4917
    • Toll-Free:
      • 800-332-6347
    • Main Contact:
    • Website:


    • 2029 Pulaski Highway
      2029 Pulaski Highway
      Havre De Grace, MD 21078

    Agency: Harford County Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Language Line.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Persons in need of medical coverage whose level of income meets the required financial criteria.

    Areas Served:
    • Harford County

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