Learn about Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)
In Colorado, Medicaid is now called “Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)”. Health First Colorado provides free or low-cost health coverage to individuals and their families who qualify. Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a public health program that offers low-cost health and dental insurance for Colorado’s uninsured children and pregnant women who qualify.
Once you are approved for Health First Colorado, the State of Colorado will assign you a Primary Care Medical Provider. You can choose another participating primary care provider at any time by calling Health First Colorado Enrollment. If you live in the Denver/Boulder area, Kaiser Permanente may be available as a Primary Care Medical Provider.
If you qualify for CHP+ and live in the Denver/Boulder area, Kaiser Permanente may be available to you as your HMO provider. Click here to learn about Child Health Plan Plus.
Health First Colorado provides a core set of health care benefits, including doctor visits, hospital care, immunization, and pregnancy-related services.
Get care from a healthcare provider such as a nurse, doctor or specialist – including appointments, exams, and treatment.
Your child can get regular check-ups, dental care, vision care and immunizations.
Get prescriptions that are covered by your plan.
Hospital inpatient care
If you have to go to a hospital, you can get the services you need, including x-rays and lab tests.
If you need to make an emergency room visit, you can get emergency services.
Most lab tests are covered.
and Newborn care
Regular maternity care appointments, newborn screenings, immunizations, and more are covered.
Get comprehensive mental health care including behavioral health treatment, counseling and substance use disorder services.*
& Habilitative Services
Services and devices to help you recover from an injury, disability or chronic condition. Examples include physical and occupational therapy.
and wellness services
Care you need to stay healthy, such as physical exams, counseling, screening, vaccines and chronic disease management.