Medical Assistance: Children who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, emotional disorders, behavioral disorders, and/or medical conditions, are eligible for health insurance through Medical Assistance (MA). MA provides important funding for behavioral health services, medicines, and medical care.
When children with a disability apply for MA, their parents’ income is not considered to determine eligibility. Many children with a disability can also apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on a parent’s income.
Information for obtaining Medical Assistance (MA) can be obtained at the Montgomery County Assistance Office, in several ways:
By phone: (610) 270-3500
In person: 1931 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA 19401
If further assistance is needed in applying for MA or if families have questions regarding children with private or commercial insurance through a parent’s employer, an Administrative Case Manager at a local Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) can help. Please see the map to the right for a list of CBHC contacts.