Children's Medical Security Plan (CMSP)
What is the Children's Medical Security Plan (CMSP)?
The Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP) is a basic health insurance program for uninsured Massachusetts children and teens under the age of 19 years. The CMSP is run by MassHealth.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for the Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP), a child must be under 19 years of age and a resident of Massachusetts. The child must be uninsured for basic medical and dental care and not eligible for these services through MassHealth. There are no income or asset limits. Immigration status does not matter for this program. You do not need a Social Security number or immigration documents.
What benefits will I get?
The Children's Medical Security Plan covers the medical and dental services most frequently used by children. The CMSP covers checkups and immunizations, sick visits and lab tests, dental services, family planning, and prescription drugs and medical equipment. It does not cover hospitalization. Depending on income, some families pay a monthly premium for CMSP coverage, while others pay no premium. Most services require a small co-payment. For questions about CMSP coverage, call CMSP Customer Service at 1-800-909-2677.
How do I apply?
To apply for the Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP), you must fill out the Medical Benefit Request (MBR) form, which is a joint application for MassHealth and the CMSP. You can get this application online from the MassHealth Applications and Member Forms; or by calling the MassHealth Enrollment Center at 1-888-665-9993.
Worcester residents can also apply at the Family Health Center (508-860-7700) or the Great Brook Valley Health Center (508-852-1805) in Worcester. For addresses and hours, see Worcester Benefit Office Locations - Community Health Centers.
How do I use my CMSP benefits?
You will get a Children’s Medical Security Plan ID card which you must show when you bring your children for medical or dental care, or when you buy medical supplies or prescription medicines at the pharmacy. To use your benefits, you must go to a physician, community health center, or hospital that is part of the CMSP network. In Worcester, you can go to the Family Health Center or Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center; Saint Vincent or UMass Memorial hospitals; or a doctor listed in the CMSP Provider Directory.
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