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Snapshots are informational only. You must apply to find out what programs or waivers you qualify for.If you are not looking to find coverage for a parent or caretaker, please choose another category.
Click on the program names below to learn more.
Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members are eligible for behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder care. If you need mental health care and/or substance use disorder services, talk to your primary care provider or contact your regional organization.
All Health First Colorado members can get behavioral health services.
Co-pay costs vary. Learn more in the program information page.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is for uninsured or underinsured women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. BCCP also covers breast and cervical conditions that may lead to cancer if not treated.
In order to apply for this program you must:
Co-pay costs vary, learn more in the program information page
Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) is a program to help transition Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members out of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and into home and community-based settings. As a member of the CCT program you would also receive enhanced-services designed to promote independence.
In order to be enrolled in CCT you must:
The Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) provides discounted health care services to low income people and families. CICP is not a health insurance program. Services vary by providers.
You must be 18 and older.
You must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
You must be lawfully present in the United States and a legal resident of Colorado.
You cannot be eligible for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).
Discounted health care services provided by participating Colorado hospitals and clinics
No premium costs
You are allowed to have primary health insurance or have Medicare
CICP ratings are good for a full year; see program information page for exceptions
Co-pays are based on your ability to pay. This is determined by the CICP facility.
The dental benefit provides Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members up to $1,500 in dental services per year.
Dental services are a program benefit for Health First Colorado members of all ages.
None. See the Health First Colorado Benefits & Services Overview for the list of co-pays per service.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit provides comprehensive and preventive health care services. EPSDT is key to ensuring that children and youth receive appropriate preventive, dental, mental health, developmental and specialty services.
All Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) coverable, medically necessary services must be provided even if the service is not available under the state plan to other people who qualify for Medicaid. Benefits not listed are not considered to be a state plan benefit and are therefore outside of EPSDT coverage and exceptions. No arbitrary limitations on services are allowed, e.g., one pair of eyeglasses or 10 physical therapy visits per year.
Children and Youth ages 20 and younger who are enrolled in Health First Colorado.
Children under the age of 19 do not have co-pays. Co-pay costs for youth ages 19 and 20 vary, see program information page.
Waiver For Persons Who Are Elderly, Blind, or Disabled (EBD) is a program to provide an alternative to nursing facility care for elderly, blind, or physically disabled persons. Effective April 1, 2014 - incorporated services formerly provided under the Persons Living with AIDS/HIV waiver (PLWA).
In order to be enrolled in EBD you must:
Effective July 1, 2017 the Family Support Loan Fund is no longer available for loans pursuant to House Bill 17-1078.
The loan program’s remaining principle balance (less than $150,000) has been transferred to the Family Support Services Program where the monies may be used to provide family support services. Remaining funds may also be used for expenses related to the administration of outstanding loans from the Family Support Loan Fund.
The Family Support Services Program (FSSP) provides support for families who have children with developmental disabilities or delays with costs that are beyond those normally experienced by other families.
The program is for families who have eligible children living at home or who are interested in having their child return from an out-of-home placement.
Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is a public health assistance program for Coloradans who qualify. Children, pregnant women, parents and caretakers, people with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities, and adults can all potentially qualify.
Every Health First Colorado member has a primary care provider. Members and primary care providers belong to a regional organization that helps make sure Health First Colorado members get the health care and services they need. Regional organizations can also help members understand and manage physical and behavioral health benefits, find specialists or other providers, and connect members with transportation, food assistance or other social services, if needed.
Note: When you apply for Health First Colorado, you are applying for both Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). You do not need to turn in more than one application for you or your family.
You may be eligible if you meet one of these requirements:
Eligibility requirements can be complex. See the program information page for more information or visit PEAK to see if you qualify.
You might have to pay a small co-pay. If you are age 18 and younger, pregnant or are an American Indian or Alaska Native, you don’t pay co-pays. If you are 19 and older and not pregnant, you are responsible for small co-pays. If you reside in a nursing facility you typically do not have to pay co-pays. Co-pays vary depending on the service. See the Health First Colorado Benefits & Services Overview for the list of co-pays per service.
The Health First Colorado Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities lets adults with a disability who qualify to "buy-into" Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program). If you work and earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado you may qualify. If you qualify, you pay a monthly premium. Your monthly premium is based on your income.
If the Social Security Administration has not yet stated you are disabled, fill out the release form on the How To Apply page. We will see if you qualify using the Social Security Administration (SSA) listings.
The Health Insurance Buy-In Program (HIBI) is a premium assistance program for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members who qualify. If you qualify, HIBI will send monthly payments to you for all or a portion of the cost of your commercial health insurance premiums, and in some cases also reimburses you for deductibles, coinsurance, and co-pays.
Health First Colorado co-pays vary depending on the service. If you are age 18 and younger, pregnant, or living in a nursing facility, you don’t have to pay co-pays. See the program information page for the list of co-pays per service.
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) help people with limited income and resources pay for some or all of their Medicare premiums and may also pay their Medicare deductibles and coinsurance. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles and co-insurance. Medicare Savings Programs are a group of programs Colorado residents can apply for if they have Medicare. Medicare Buy-In is one of the benefits of the Medicare Savings Programs.
Medicare Savings Program - Qualified Disabled and Working Individual (QDWI) pays for your Part A premium.
In order to be enrolled in QDWI you must:
Medicare Savings Program - Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB): pays for your Part A and B premiums, and your Medicare deductibles and co-insurance.
In order to be enrolled in QMB you must meet monthly income and resource limits.
Health First Colorado will pay for your Medicare deductibles and co-insurance. You are still responsible for small Colorado Medicaid co-pays, unless you are living in a nursing facility. Medicaid co-pay costs vary depending on the service. Learn more in the Health First Colorado Benefits & Services Overview.
Medicare Savings Program - Qualifying Individual (QI-1) pays for your Part B premium only
In order to be enrolled in QI-1 you must meet these requirements:
Medicare Savings Program - Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) pays for your Part B premiums only
In order to be enrolled in SLMB you must meet monthly income and resource limits,
The Old Age Pension (OAP) Health and Medical Care Program provides limited medical care for Coloradans getting Old Age Pension. If you (or your family or caretaker) get Old Age Pension and make too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), you may qualify.
The OAP Health and Medical Care Program is also known as the Modified Medical Plan, State Medical Program, Limited Medicaid and OAP State Only Program.
If you do not qualify for the OAP Health and Medical Care Program you may have other coverage options.
Pediatric Personal Care services help Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members with physical, maintenance and supportive needs such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication reminders.
There are no co-pays.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) PACE is a Medicare/Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) managed care program that provides health care and support services to individuals 55 years of age and older. The goal of PACE is to assist frail individuals to live in their communities as independently as possible by providing comprehensive services based upon their needs.
In order to be enrolled in PACE you must:
Co-pays vary depending on the service. See the Health First Colorado Benefits & Services Overview for the list of co-pays per service.