School Health Services Program

The Colorado School Health Services Program is run by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) and the Colorado Department of Education.

Who Qualifies?

The program serves students who are:

  • On Medicaid
  • In a public school or participating district
  • Under the age of 21
  • Disabled or medically at risk and receiving or referred for services according to an Individualized Education Program

Benefits and Services

  • Audiology services
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation, Mobility and Vision services
  • Personal Care services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician services
  • Psychology and Counseling services
  • Social Work services
  • Specialized Transportation
  • Speech-language services
  • Targeted Case Management

How to Apply

You can apply for Medicaid for yourself or your child online, on the phone, in person, or through the mail.

You should check with your school to see if they participate in the School Health Services program. Any public school district, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or educational institution with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade may participate. 

Providers employed or subcontracted by the districts that are registered, certified or licensed may provide services.

What Is Required For The Enrollment Of Program Providers?

  • An assessment of the health needs of students in the district; 
  • Community input of the health services to be delivered to students; 
  • An approved Local Services Plan completed by the district; and 
  • A contract for reimbursement of health services covered by Medicaid

If you have more questions about this program, please contact Shannon.Huska@state.co.us303-866-3131.

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