If you are uninsured or underinsured, or have a Medicare or Medicaid insurance package, there are many options for doctors visits and other health clinic needs that accept patients with any insurance coverage situation, so there is NO need for you to pay exuberant costs of out pocket to take care of yourself! Majority of these clinics charge on a sliding scale based on income, and some are even free. You can visit https://www.needymeds.org/Medical_Clinics.taf?_function=State&state=MD to see all the options in Maryland.
If you do not have personal transportation, we have compiled a list of health clinics that are only 1 bus ride and a short walk away from UMBC. Check out that list here.
These are specific clinics in Baltimore that offer dental services to uninsured, underinsured, Medicare or Medicaid patients, with fees often decided on a sliding scale based on income. Included in the attachment are clinics that are within 1 bus ride and a short walk from UMBC!
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Maryland Health Connection: https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov
Maryland Health Connection is Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace. It offers Marylanders a range of health coverage options from health insurance carriers and public health care programs. You can get the coverage you need online, over the phone or in person. Maryland Health Connection is also the only place in Maryland where individuals, families, and small businesses can get financial help with their health coverage costs, if they qualify. Maryland Health Connection was established to meet the requirements of the federal Health Care Reform law (or Affordable Care Act), which gave states the opportunity to either establish their own “health insurance exchange” (or marketplace) or allow the Federal government to operate an exchange on behalf of their residents.
Medicaid programs must follow Federal guidelines, but they vary somewhat from state to state. In general for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Maryland. In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts: https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/shop-and-compare/medicaid-basics-and-benefits/