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Keeping our families healthy is a top priority for UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare works with the State of Maryland to provide high-quality health care coverage to limited-income families, pregnant women, children and adults that are eligible for the program.

HealthChoice offers health care to most Medicaid recipients and enrollment is year-round. These recipients select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) to be their personal doctor and oversee their medical care.

For more information about Medicaid or Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP), you can call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572, TTY 1-855-642-8573 or visit the website at, or call your local health department or local department of social services. If you or your family members are uninsured and not currently enrolled in the Maryland HealthChoice program, you may be eligible to apply.

Benefits & Features

  • Unlimited visits to your Primary Care Provider (PCP). Over 9,000 providers and specialists to serve you
  • Free vaccines and health screenings
  • Maternity management program
  • Family Planning
  • Primary Mental Health Services
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Laboratory & Diagnostic Services
  • Case Management
  • Diabetes Care
  • Podiatry when medically needed
  • Vision: Eye Exams with Glasses and Contact Lenses
  • Hospital Services
  • Access to Urgent Care Centers
  • 24/7 Nurse Hotline services - 1-877-440-0251
  • Hearing Services
  • Nursing Home Services
  • Dental care is available through the Maryland Healthy Smiles Program. For more information call 1-855-934-9812.

No-cost phone and cell service

Count on always having good, reliable phone service with a no-cost Android® smart phone, plus no-cost cell service with:

  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • Unlimited high-speed data
  • 10GB mobile hotspot data (up to 4G LTE speed)

When you are sick or injured, it can be difficult to make health care decisions. You may not know if you should go to the emergency room, visit an urgent care center, make a doctor appointment or use self-care. An experienced Nurse Hotline nurse can give you information to help you decide.

You can call the toll-free number, 1-877-440-0251, TTY 711, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And, there’s no limit to the number of times you can call.

Build a healthy future for you and your baby and earn great rewards with Healthy First Steps. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy. Plus you can earn $20 just for signing up. 

We will help you:

  • Choose a pregnancy provider and a pediatrician (child’s doctor).
  • Schedule visits and exams and arrange rides to your visits.
  • Earn rewards for going to visits throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first 15 months of life.
  • Get supplies, including breast pumps for nursing moms.
  • Connect with community resources such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services.

With Healthy First Steps®, you earn rewards for completing checkups on time during and after your pregnancy. When you join, you get a gift card or cool gear for your baby. Then earn up to seven more rewards with doctor visits during pregnancy and your baby’s first 15 months.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has a new member app. It’s called UnitedHealthcare Mobile app. The app is available for Apple or Android tablets and smartphones.

The UnitedHealthcare Mobile app makes it easy to:

  • Find doctors, ERs or urgent care centers near you
  • Call Nurse Hotline
  • View your ID card
  • Read your Member Handbook
  • Get help and support in your community
  • Learn about your benefits
  • Contact Member Services

Connect with other expectant moms. Get support and information during your pregnancy and after you deliver. This program is part of your health plan and there is no extra cost to you.
Here’s how it works:

  • Join video conversations every other week with women who have similar due dates and a group leader.
  • Chat and share experiences with moms from your group on the Wellhop app or website.
  • Visit the Wellhop library. You’ll find articles, videos and more.
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