Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

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Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for private health insurance.

Mother and daughter As of February 2015, CHP+ enrollment is 52,666 children and 665 pregnant women.

Who Qualifies?

People who:

  • Are under 19 years of age or are pregnant
  • Are a United States citizen and Colorado resident
  • Are an alien or immigrant who has been in the United States for at least five years* 
  • Don't have other health insurance
  • Meet income guidelines (For more information on income guidelines visit or call 1-800-359-1991)

*Refugees, Deportees, Asylees, Cuban or Haitian entrants and victims of trafficking are exceptions to the five year rule

Benefits and Services

CHP+ covers:

  • Primary Care
  • Emergency Care and Urgent Care
  • Hospital Services
  • Dental Care (for children only)
  • Prescriptions
  • Immunizations
  • Maternity Care (prenatal, delivery and postpartum care)
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Care

See the Child Health Plan Plus Comparison Chart for details on the plans available in your area. For more information on all covered benefits visit

To find a CHP+ doctor or other provider see our Find a Doctor page.

What Does It Cost?

CHP+ costs vary depending on your household size and income. CHP+ members may have to pay an annual enrollment fee. This fee is due within thirty (30) days of your CHP+ approval. Some CHP+ clients may also have to pay co-payments to their health care provider at the time of service. Prenatal women, Native American and Alaskan Natives do not have to pay annual enrollment fees or co-payments.

For more information on CHP+ annual enrollment fees and co-payments visit or call 1-800-359-1991.

How To Apply

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