Insurance and Fees

MEDICAID renewals will not be automatic this year. DO NOT lose your benefits! Check to make sure your information is up to date.


Frequently Asked Questions (Q&A)

Frequently Asked Questions are used to provide additional information and/or guidance. You want to know what do you need to renewal your MEDICAID or if you can contact someone with your specific questions? Check these links below

  • Q&A Medicaid Renewal in Maryland. SPANISH version here.
  • Q&A Medicaid Renewal in DC. SPANISH version here.


Thanks to the Healthy Babies Equity Act, effective July 1, 2023, noncitizen pregnant individuals in Maryland of any immigration status will now have access to Medicaid coverage. The benefit will provide coverage during pregnancy and for four months after the baby is born.


At Mary’s Center, your health is our priority. Understanding your health insurance options can be tough and we are here to help. We accept most insurance plans but are deeply committed to providing you with health care regardless of your ability to pay.  

Are you covered?

It’s important to look into your insurance coverage before making an appointment with Mary’s Center to avoid paying unnecessary fees. Check the insurance plans we accept.

If you DO NOT have insurance, here’s what to do: 

  1. Meet with us before you make your first doctor’s appointment at Mary’s Center. During the meeting, we will help you find out if you are eligible to sign up for a health plan or public benefit. 
  2. Once we determine you are eligible for a health plan or public benefit, we will help you with the sign-up process so you can see one of our medical providers as soon as possible. 

Applying for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)   

Mary’s Center’s certified staff will help you determine if you are eligible for health insurance coverage under the ACA. If so, we are happy to help you sign up for the most appropriate health plan during the special enrollment periods in Maryland and DC.

Applying for insurance through the Bilingual Health Access Program (BHAP)

If you are a DC resident and a Mary’s Center participant who does not qualify for health insurance under the ACA, please call (844) 796-2797 or email Veronica Hernandez to learn more about insurance options through the Bilingual Health Access Program (BHAP).

Sliding Fee Discount Program


Mary’s Center offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program that applies uniformly to all patients. Assessment for sliding fee discount eligibility is based only on income and family size. Payments and visit costs are adjusted based on the ability to pay and can be found in Mary’s Center’s sliding fee scale / sistema escalonado de tarifas.

If you need further assistance, you can always visit us in person or give us a call at (202) 483-8196