Door to HealthCare Western Maryland

Healthy Howard’s Door to HealthCare program is dedicated to bringing quality, affordable health care options to residents of Western Maryland. The Door is the official source for information about new health insurance options in the communities of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington counties.

We provide practical answers about new changes in health care, personal support for making the right choice and assistance with signing up for health insurance. The Door to HealthCare is one of six regional consumer assistance organizations to help Marylanders access affordable health coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.

At locations throughout the Door’s six counties, certified Navigators and Assisters provide education, outreach and in-person assistance to residents applying for health coverage. Our trained staffers also can help eligible low-income individuals sign up for Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) which covers children under the age of 19 and expecting mothers from households with an income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

During the 2015 open enrollment period for Maryland Health Connection, more than 36,000 residents signed up for health coverage in our region.

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Learn more about the Door to HealthCare’s impact.