Welcome to the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program



Welcome to the health insurance consumer assistance program for residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. We are here to help you find health insurance and apply for assistance to lower the cost of your health care plan. Our friendly, accessible staff is available to answer questions and guide you through the application process.


We will be hosting HealthConnectNow on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center in Ocean Pines, MD. The free health insurance sign up event is open to the public and will feature health insurance enrollment, health screenings, activities, information, and refreshments. Certified program staff and insurance brokers will be on site to answer questions and guide consumers through the Maryland Health Connection application process. Maryland Health Connection is the state-based health insurance marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses.





You can also shop, compare and select health care plans via Maryland's health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.

To learn more, visit us at one of our upcoming outreach events or call our office. A listing of our events is included our events calendar.


*Lower Shore Health Insurance Connector Program is administered by the Worcester County Health Department and serves residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester countiesThe program is funded by a grant from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.


We take appointments at various locations in all three counties. To talk to or meet with our certified staff, call 855-445-5540 to make an appointment. Appointment locations include:
One Stop Job Market
31901 Tri-County Way
Salisbury, MD 21804
Room 113-E
Desk Phone 410-341-6015
Visitors must wait in the Welcome Center to be escorted to a navigator
100 E. Carroll St
Outpatient Center
Salisbury, MD 21801
Wicomico County Health Department
Hurlde Building
108 E. Main St
Salisbury, MD 21801
Berlin Health Center
9730 Healthway Dr
Berlin, MD 21811
Pocomoke Health Center
400-A Walnut St
Pocomoke, MD 21851
Room #3
McCready Health
201 Hall Hwy
Crisfield, MD 21817
Somerset County DSS
30397 Mt. Vernon Rd
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Room 101
Somerset County Health Department
7920 Crisfield Hwy
Westover, MD 21871

Outreach events also take place throughout the community at businesses, schools, and other community organizations. For a complete list of our scheduled office hours please visit our Locations tab and for a list of scheduled outreach events please see our Calendar


Important Dates To Remember

Open enrollment for private health plans is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. You may be eligible for a special enrollment period if you've experienced a qualifying life change event in the past 60 days. 

Enrollment for Medicaid is open year-round.





The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is provided by the Worcester County Health Department.WoCHD logo