Maine MaineCare (SCHIP)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Healthcare
December 19, 2018


MaineCare provides free or low-cost health insurance for families with children and pregnant women.


Maine MaineCare (SCHIP) is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Maine, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.




In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,760
2 $32,040
3 $40,320
4 $48,600
5 $56,880
6 $65,160
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,320 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.


Application Details

Applications can be found here:

Once completed, mail or fax in your application and supporting documentation to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office. Locate your nearest DHHS office here:

To get more information or help filling out an application, please call the Department of Human Services toll-free at:

You may also call the Covering Kids and Teens Help Line toll-free and TDD/TTY at:



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