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How to Apply

Have you applied online but didn't receive a denial or approval? Go to My Application Status.

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus, and the Colorado Indigent Care Program for Coloradans who qualify.


NOTE:  We are experiencing extremely high call volume with wait times of up to an hour. Please be patient.


  • If your question is about the status of your Medicaid application you should call 1-800-359-1991.    
  • If your question is related to private health insurance available through Connect for Health Colorado, you should call 1-855-752-6749.
  • If you have questions about how to complete your Medicaid or CHP+ application see our Frequently Asked Questions at


  • Medicaid is free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Medicaid can cover your doctor visits, emergency care, preventative care such as screenings and immunizations, and other procedures and treatments. You may also qualify for Long-Term Care Medicaid which can include nursing facility care and Home and Community-Based Services where health care providers deliver care in your home.
  • Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for Colorado's uninsured children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private insurance.
  • Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) provides discounted health services through qualified providers to Colorado residents, migrant workers and legal immigrants who are uninsured or underinsured. CICP is not a health insurance program. Services are restricted to participating hospitals and clinics throughout the state. Click here to find out how to apply for CICP.

Beginning in January 2014, Medicaid will cover more Coloradans. To find out if you qualify for free or low cost health insurance, or for financial assistance to help you buy private health insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace, apply online, in person, by mail, or by phone.


Apply Online
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Apply In Person
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Go to your local county office for help. Click here for locations.
You can also visit a local application assistance site. Click here to find a location near you.
Apply By Mail
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Colorado Medicaid and CHP+
PO Box 929
Denver, CO 80201-0929
or Connect for Health Colorado
PO Box 35033
Colorado Springs, CO 80935
For more information on how to apply by mail, click here.  
Apply By Phone
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TDD: 1-800-659-2656
or 1-855-PLANS-4-YOU
TDD: 1-855-346-3432


Paper applications

Paper applications for medical and/or financial assistance may be printed using the links below. If you would like us to mail a paper application to you, please contact customer service at 1-800-221-3943. To make your request for a paper application via email, send a message to:


Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs.  This application is for health care coverage only.


Application for Public Assistance. This application is for health care coverage, food assistance, and cash programs.  


Please note: If you are a person with a disability, and you are 64 years of age or younger, you must complete:


Please submit all three documents above if you believe you have a disability, even if you have been denied disability status by the Social Security Administration.



The Affidavit to Establish Identify form can be used to establish identify of a person who meets one of the  following:

·         Child age 0-15 for whom no other acceptable identity documents such as: clinic, doctor, hospital, or school records are available or;

·         Individual age 16-18 for whom no other acceptable identity documents are available and in instances when school ID cards and drivers' licenses are not available until the individual reaches that age or;

·         A disabled individual in an institutional care facility, only if: No other evidence of identity is available to the individual and it must be signed by the residential care facility director or administrator on behalf of the institutionalized individual in the facility.


Affidavit to Establish Identity--English

Affidavit to Establish Identity--Spanish


Immunization (shots) Registry Notice

PLEASE NOTE:  The following refers to questions about Immunizations/CIIS only. If you have general Medicaid, eligibility or application questions, you should contact the Customer Contact Center at 1-800-221-3943 or email

Colorado has an immunization registry, a central place for health care providers to keep track of immunizations.  This helps providers know what shots you/your child have had and which ones are still needed. The information in the registry is completely confidential.

Under Colorado law, you can choose to opt out of participating in the registry.  If you opt out, you/your child's immunization history will not be in the registry, and you will need to keep track of this information. You can decide to opt out of the registry at any time.  For more information and an opt-out form, click here

For questions regarding Immunizations/CIIS, please contact Meredith Henry, 303-866-4538.