The program is open to all residents of the state of Maryland.
Maryland Rx Card is the free statewide prescription assistance program available to all Maryland residents. The program was launched in June 2009 to help uninsured and underinsured Marylanders afford prescription medications. Those with insurance can also use the program for medications not covered through their pharmacy benefits. There are no restrictions, no age or income requirements, no waiting periods and no enrollment forms to fill out.
Maryland Rx Card is in partnership with the following organizations: The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Maryland Society of Accountants, Maryland Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians, Prince George's County Medical Society, and Baltimore City Medical Society. Maryland Rx Card also works with several hospitals, physician clinics, health departments and urgent care clinics throughout the state in an effort to create awareness and provide channels of distribution.
This free program provides savings of up to 80% on most generic and brand medications. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-activated and do not expire. Residents of Maryland that are unable to obtain a hard card can visit any Safeway or Giant pharmacy and simply ask to have their prescriptions processed through the Maryland Rx Card. The program is also accepted at Martin's, CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Harris Teeter, Super Fresh, Target, Walgreens, along with 68,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.
The Maryland Rx Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Residents of Maryland can obtain a pre-activated free Rx card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.marylandrxcard.com.
free or at a reduced cost
Children under age 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid Pregnant women of any age Whose countable income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level Children of employed parents whose employer does not offer family health insurance (NOTE: In some instances, having health insurance will not prevent you from being eligible for MCHIP. Even if you have health insurance, it's best to apply and let the case manager assigned to your application determine your eligibility)
The Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. MCHIP provides care through a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).