Last Updated: January 12, 2011
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. For more information on Family Medicaid you may go to Colorado.gov/HCPF
Who is eligible?
- Financially qualified children ages 0-18 and parents with dependent children
- Parents whose income is at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Children ages 6-18 whose family income is at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Children under the age of 6 and pregnant women whose family income is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
- For a chart showing income levels click here
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 benefits
- Non-citizens seeking Emergency Medical Services only do not need to provide documentation
How you can apply
- Applications are available in English and Spanish
- Applications can be downloaded by clicking here
- An application must be completed. Applications can be sent to the local county social services department or to P.O. Box 929, Denver, Colorado 80201
- Please remember to sign your application
- If you have questions about the application, call 303-866-3513 in the Denver metro area or toll free 1-800-221-3943 outside of the Denver metro area. Se habla Español
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
As of September 2013, CHP+ enrollment is 66,707 children and 1,313 pregnant women.*
* Source: Joint Budget Committee Monthly Report.