HCP, a program for children and youth with special health care needs
HCP previously was called the Health Care Program for Children With Special Needs. Now we're known simply as HCP.
HCP programs are located within local public health agencies throughout Colorado and have nurse-led teams with special knowledge of the complexities that families of children and youth with special health care needs experience.
What is HCP? Find out with this video!
Who can receive HCP services
- HCP provides services to children and youth with special health care needs from birth to 21 years living in Colorado, who have or are at risk for physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions.
- HCP services are tailored to fit the need of individual families.
- HCP has no diagnosis or income restrictions.
- Most services are free and no family is ever turned away due to their inability to pay.
Services provided for families
HCP supports families to manage a wide range of questions, concerns and services for their child:
Connection to services that are accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, continuous, culturally sensitive and family-centered.
Consultation with providers and local organizations that have questions about children and youth with special health care needs.
Access to specialty care for children and youth statewide.
Policy and guidelines, forms and training for HCP program providers
Additional resources for children on Medicaid
- Early Intervention Colorado: For families with children ages birth through 2 years diagnosed with with a physical or mental condition that could be a developmental disability. Go to the website or call 1-888-777-4041.
- Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind: Go to the website or call 710-578-2100 to get information on the Colorado Home Intervention Program, an early education program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number B04MC28087, Maternal and Child Health Services. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.