The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) announced that beginning June 27, 2016, the Colorado Medicaid program will become Health First Colorado. The new name reflects the significant improvements that have been made to modernize Colorado’s Medicaid program to better engage members and improve the quality and coordination of care. The Health First Colorado rename has been made possible through grants from the Colorado Health Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation.
What is Colorado Family Medicaid?
Family Medicaid is a public health insurance program for Colorado children age 0-18 and for parents with dependent children. The program is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Family Medicaid monthly maximum income guidelines
For a chart showing income levels visit www.colorado.gov/hcpf
What does Family Medicaid cost?
Children and pregnant women do not have to pay any co-pays. Other adults may have a small co-pay.
What documentation is needed?
- U.S. citizens need to provide U.S. citizenship and identity information
- Non-citizens need to provide USCIS (INS) documentation for full benefit
- Non-citizens seeking Emergency Medical Services only do not need to provide documentation
How does a family apply?
- Applications can be completed online at colorado.gov/PEAK. The website features a streamlined application process for faster eligibility determination and the opportunity to print insurance cards online before receiving them in the mail.
- To apply for assistance in person, pick up an application from either our Glenwood Springs office or our Rifle office, call to make other arrangements to obtain an application. Walk-in interviews are available Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm in our offices in Glenwood Springs, 108 8th Street, Suite 300, and Rifle, 195 West 14th Street.
- You can print the Application for Public Assistance from Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
- Applications are available in English and Spanish
For questions about the application, call toll free 1-800-221-3943. Spanish speaking customer service representatives are available.
Children under the age of 21 are eligible for special benefits through the EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment) program. Children are automatically referred to EPSDT after enrollment in Medicaid.
Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In)
The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In) is a Family Medical Assistance program that provides Medicaid benefits for children with disabilities whose adjusted family income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).