Spinal Cord Injury Waiver (SCI)

A waiver is an extra set of Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) benefits that you could qualify for in certain cases.  These benefits can help you remain in your home and community. Waivers have extra program rules and some programs may have waitlists. 

The waiver for Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is geographically limited to the Denver Metro Area and there is no waitlist. In 2020, there will be an independent evaluation presented to the State legislature that will measure the health outcomes, quality of life, and cost expenditures for waiver participants receiving acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic services through the SCI waiver. Based on this report, the legislature will determine whether to continue these services or expand them.

Complementary and Integrative Health Services Guide - September 2018

View full text of the SCI waiver

Who Qualifies?

The Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury helps individuals with spinal cord injuries remain in a community setting.

To qualify for the SCI waiver, you must:

o Adams
o Arapahoe
o Denver
o Douglas
o Jefferson

Benefits and Services

Additionally, this waiver offers Complementary and Integrative Health Services:

How to Apply

If you are already enrolled in Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), contact your local Single Entry Point (SEP) to start the waiver application process.

If you are NOT yet enrolled in Health First Colorado, apply now.

If you have more questions about this program please contact your local Single Entry Point Agency or the Member Contact Center.