MaineCare rules have changed, and there are now free and low-cost health coverage options for more people in Maine.

MaineCare, Maine's Medicaid program, is a state and federally funded program that provides health care coverage for eligible individuals and families. MaineCare is available to people who meet the income guidelines and are eligible based on age, family situations, and health care needs.


The Office for Family Independence (OFI) determines MaineCare eligibility. OFI is an office of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Eligibility is based on income, age, family situation, and needs. To find out whether you may be eligible for MaineCare, please refer to the eligibility guidelines.


Applications for MaineCare are processed by the Department's Office for Family Independence.

Online - Go to My Maine Connection to apply for services, complete recertifications, review case information, submit changes, or view your benefit history for the past 12 months.

By mail - MaineCare Application (Word) – This is the application for all MaineCare programs including State Supplement, Medicare Savings Program (Buy-In), Family Planning Services, and Prescription Help (MaineRx & Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly). Mail the completed application to: 114 Corn Shop Lane, Farmington, ME 04938.

In person - Visit a local DHHS OFI office to apply in person. OFI offices are located throughout the state. To find your nearest office, visit the Office Finder webpage.

Coverage and Benefits

MaineCare benefits are administered by the Office of MaineCare Services. MaineCare pays for medically necessary services, and the services that are covered depends on your MaineCare eligibility category. For more information about covered services and benefit packages, please review our MaineCare Member Handbook. Additional resources that may be helpful for new or potential MaineCare members can be found on our MaineCare Member webpage.

Contact Us

Eligibility Office - Contact the eligibility office at the Office for Family Independence to apply for MaineCare, ask eligibility questions, or to report name, address, income, and other household changes. You can go to My Maine Connection, or call: 1-855-797-4357.

MaineCare Member Services - Call MaineCare Member Services to find out what services are covered by MaineCare, how to find a MaineCare provider, or to ask questions about your benefit. They can be reached at: 1-800-977-6740, TTY: 711. You can also email

Pharmacy Help Desk - Contact the Pharmacy Help Desk for questions about prescription drug benefits, mail order options, and generic drugs.
Call: 1-866-796-2463, TTY: 711.

For more information on health coverage options, visit our Health Insurance page.