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MaineCare Common Questions

How do I apply?

Apply for MaineCare any time of year through the Department of Health and Human Services.

There are 3 ways to apply:

  1. Apply online at:

    Tip: Write down your application number and save a copy of your application as a PDF. This way you can prove the date you applied. See our MaineCare Online Portal tip sheet for more information.
  2. Apply with a paper application.

    Call 1-800-965-7476 to have one mailed to you, or print an application at:
    Mail it to: DHHS, 114 Corn Shop Lane, Farmington, ME 04938

    Tip: Send it by certified mail and keep a copy of the mail delivery receipt. This way you can prove the date you applied.
  3. Apply in person at any DHHS office:
    Call 1-800-965-7476 to find a DHHS office near you, or visit:

    Tip: Get there early in the morning for a shorter wait time.
More Application Tips:

Try to include or upload any documents you have that show your income, like your most recent tax return, your last 4 paystubs, or Social Security letter. If you don’t have any income and don’t file taxes, try to get a copy of your bank statement.

Don’t wait to apply if you don’t have your documents handy. You can still send them in after you apply but, try to do it as soon as possible.

Call DHHS at 1-855-797-4357 every few weeks to check on your application. (be prepared for long wait times)

STUCK? Call our Consumer Assistance HelpLine at 1-800-965-7476 if you get confused, we can help!