MaineCare provides free or low-cost health insurance for families with children and pregnant women.
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:
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Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for 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: