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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 pregnant women, 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.
Pregnant women do not pay co-pays. Learn more in the program information page.
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a public health insurance program for children ages 18 and younger and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program), but cannot afford private health insurance. Note: Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) are both public health insurance programs for Coloradans who qualify. When you apply for Health First Colorado, you are applying for both Health First Colorado and CHP+. You do not need to turn in more than one application for you or your family.
Co-pays and enrollment fees vary. Learn more in the program information page.
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) State Managed Care covers CHP+ members before they are enrolled in a CHP+ health plan. It also covers CHP+ members in counties where CHP+ health plans do not offer coverage.
Colorado residents who are:
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 Health First Colorado. 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.
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 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.
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 costs, pregnant woman & children are not charged co-pays.
The Prenatal Plus program is a special program for at-risk pregnant women. If you are enrolled in the Prenatal Plus program, you will be provided with case management, nutrition counseling, and psycho-social services. The services are meant to lower risk for negative maternal & infant health outcomes due to lifestyle, behavioral, and other non-medical parts of a woman's life that could affect her pregnancy
In order to be enrolled in Prenatal Plus you must be:
There are no costs. Pregnant woman are not charged co-pays.
Presumptive Eligibility (PE) is a program that gives temporary medical coverage right away. The coverage starts the same day you apply and lasts for at least 45 days while we process your Medical Assistance application.
There are no costs. Pregnant woman and children are not charged co-pays.
Special Connections is a program for pregnant women on Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) who have alcohol and/or drug abuse problems. Special Connections helps women have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies by providing case management, counseling, and health education during pregnancy and up to one year after delivery. Special Connections services are in addition to any prenatal care you receive from her doctor or nurse-midwife.
Women who are:
If you pregnant and receive Health First Colorado, you don’t pay co-pays.