MassHealth provides a variety of levels of healthcare benefits to low and medium income residents of Massachusetts by paying for insurance or paying doctors and other service providers directly. Eligibility and levels of coverage depend on the type of MassHealth plan. Some individuals may be eligible for MassHealth because of a disability or illness, such as HIV or breast cancer. Visit MassHealth for more information on the different plans available.
The following are income eligibility criteria for MassHealth Standard which is one of the most common types of MassHealth programs. There are many other types of MassHealth programs. You may qualify for a different type of MassHealth even if you don't qualify for MassHealth Standard. Please contact MassHealth directly for more information, or visit their website.
- for pregnant women: 200% of the federal poverty level
- for children under age one: 200% of the federal poverty level
- for children aged one through 18: 150% of the federal poverty level
- for parents or caretaker relatives of children under age 19: 133% of the federal poverty level
- for disabled adults: 133% of the federal poverty level
To apply for MassHealth, call MassHealth Customer Service at (800) 841-2900 (TTY: (800) 497-4648 for people with partial or total hearing loss) to request a Medical Benefit Request (MBR), or download a Medical Benefit Request:
Submit the completed application to:
MassHealth Enrollment Center
Central Processing Unit
P.O. Box 290794
Charlestown, MA 02129-0214