MaineCare Options

MaineCare helps to ensure that all Maine people are able to access the critical health services, both preventative and emergency, that help them stay healthy and safe.

With the expansion of MaineCare in 2019, more individuals are now eligible. To see what health coverage options are available to you and to find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost health plan, go to


Learn more about the affordable health coverage options available to kids under age 21.


Learn more about affordable health coverage options available to Adults 19-64 years old.

Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Learn about the Medicare Savings Program (Buy-in), the Spenddown program for individuals who are medically needy, programs for individuals with a disability, long term care, and more.

Limited Benefits

Learn about pharmacy coverage, discount drug programs, adult dental coverage, the Private Health Insurance Premium (PHIP) program, and limited benefit packages.

Ready to Apply?

Learn about your options for applying online, by mail, and in person. Applications for MaineCare are processed by DHHS’s Office for Family Independence.

Not sure what type of health coverage is right for you or your family?

Visit or call the Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC) at 1-800-965-7476 for free help. CAHC is offering free online webinars about health care coverage options in Maine each month. 

Already a MaineCare member?

Visit Member Resources for information on coverage and benefits, transportation, telehealth, primary care providers and more.

MaineCare Member Handbook (PDF)