Mother spoon feeding young child.
Mother spoon feeding young child.

If you qualify for Health First Colorado, you may also qualify for Colorado Food Assistance and Colorado Works.

Colorado Food Assistance

The Colorado Food Assistance Program, Colorado’s name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income Colorado households. Colorado Food Assistance recipients receive a card that is used like an ATM card to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. If you are finding it difficult to afford to feed yourself or your family, Colorado Food Assistance may be able to help.

How to Apply

  • To begin the application process, visit the Colorado PEAK online application portal and click on “Apply for Benefits”. If you need help completing your application, call 1-800-536-52981-800-536-5298.

Colorado Works

Colorado Works, Colorado’s name for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, provides cash assistance to eligible low-income Colorado families with children. The program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. This immediate short-term help may be used for housing, food, utilities, clothing, or medical care.

How to Apply

  • To begin the application process, visit the Colorado PEAK online application portal and click on “Apply for Benefits”. If you need help completing your application, call 1-800-536-52981-800-536-5298.


Questions about Health First Colorado with Kaiser Permanente?

Call the Kaiser Permanente Medicaid Assistance Center at
1-800-539-04631-800-539-0463 (toll free) or 711711 (TTY),
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Español: 1-800-538-63071-800-538-6307