Accessing Care

Navigating health insurance can be complicated. Here you will find information to help you make sure that your costs are covered for the care you need.

Need health insurance?

In an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection opened an emergency enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders through December 15, 2020.

  • Enroll by Aug. 15, 2020, coverage starts Aug. 1, 2020
  • Enroll Aug. 16-Sept. 15, 2020, coverage starts Sept. 1, 2020
  • Enroll Sept. 16-Oct. 15, 2020, coverage starts Oct. 1, 2020
  • Enroll Oct. 16-Nov.15, 2020, coverage starts Nov.1, 2020
  • Enroll Nov. 16-Dec.15, 2020, coverage starts Dec. 1, 2020

Telehealth for Public Behavioral Health Services

The Maryland Department of Health has expanded the use of Telehealth Services in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read the regulations for Telehealth here.

Important Tips for People with Public Insurance (Medicaid or Medicare)

If you do not have insurance, contact your local Behavioral Health Authority/Core Service Agency for assistance. Visit Network of Care to review a comprehensive list of mental health services by county. The Mental Health Association of Maryland can also help you find mental health care—simply call 443-901-1550 or email us at info@mhamd.org for more information.

For more information on paying for care, please go here or read our Accessing Mental Health Care in Maryland Fact Sheet.

Important Tips for People with Private Insurance

Your insurance company can provide you with a list of mental health professionals within your healthcare network. 

In Maryland, most health insurance plans cover some mental health treatment. Call your insurance provider before beginning treatment to find out which clinicians accept your insurance and what services are covered. If you have questions about Mental Health Parity or your mental health care coverage, please read our Parity Toolkit.

For more information on paying for care, please go here or read our Accessing Mental Health Care in Maryland Fact Sheet.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Many employers offer free and confidential employee benefits like counseling, referrals, and follow-up resources to help their employees with personal or work-related problems. Check with your employer to see what programs are available to you.

For more information on paying for care, please go here or read our Accessing Mental Health Care in Maryland Fact Sheet.

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