Health First Colorado Medicaid or CHP+
You may qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+ if you fall under one of the following categories:
- Individuals and families who meet income limits
- Children under 19
- Children with a disability
- Pregnant Women
- Adults ages 19-64
- People ages 16-64 who are working and have a disability
- Health First Colorado Buy-in Program for Working Adults with Disabilities (Adult Buy-In) provides adults with disabilities, who earn too much income or have too many resources the opportunity to purchase Health First Colorado benefits. Clients will pay a monthly premium based on their income. For more information see, HCPF: Adult Buy-In.
- People who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- If you receive SSI, then you will automatically receive Health First Colorado. If you receive SSI and have not been enrolled in Health First Colorado.
- If you have not yet applied for SSI, you should apply at a Social Security Administration (SSA) office
How to ApplyDocuments NeededIncome GuidelinesOther Information
To save time and to help the process go faster Please be prepared to supply the following documents and information:
- Your identification, such as a driver’s license, tribal ID or other picture ID
- Social Security numbers (or proof you’ve applied for those numbers) for everyone requesting benefits
- Proof of income for your household, such as pay stubs, Social Security, child support
- Proof of status in the U.S., such as Visa, Legal Permanent Resident Card, Passport, or Employment Authorization Card for everyone you are applying for
- If someone is pregnant, proof of when the baby is due (letter or statement from a doctor or other health care provider)
- If on Medicare and applying for Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
- Proof of other resources or assets, such as checking or savings account information, vehicle information, retirement accounts, stocks, life insurance
- Click here to open Income Guidelines
- Letters correspond to the rating in CBMS
- Co-payments may apply
- No enrollment fee or co-pay for American Natives, Alaska Natives, or for a pregnant woman and her household
How can I get help with my medical bills and visits to the doctor and dentist?
- Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) is free or low-cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado can cover your doctor visits, emergency care, preventative care – such as screenings and immunizations – and other procedures and treatments. You may also qualify for Long -Term Care, which can include nursing facility care and Home and Community-Based Services where health care providers deliver care in your home.
- Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for Colorado’s uninsured children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado but cannot afford private insurance.
- Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) provides discounted health services through qualified providers to Colorado residents, migrant workers and legal immigrants who are uninsured or underinsured. CICP is not a health insurance program. Services are restricted to participating hospitals and clinics throughout the state. Click here to find out how to apply for CICP.
- Connect for Health Colorado is the only place where Coloradans can access new financial assistance based on income and other factors to reduce the cost of health insurance. Visit Connect for Health Colorado for more information.
- Medicare is a medical insurance program for low-income individuals who have paid social security taxes and who are least 62 years of age, as well as their spouses and disabled children.
- Medicare Savings Program (MSP) may help pay for Medicare Part A or Part B premiums. It can also help cover deductible, coinsurance, and copayments for people who have Medicare Part A, meet certain income limits, and who have limited resources.
- Health First Colorado Dental Providers Directory
- Eligible adults enrolled in Health First Colorado in Colorado now have access to up to $1,000 per year in preventive dental care.