Medical Assistance

Programs Offered

We offer many types of programs for different types of people and each has a set of benefits. For more information about the benefits of Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and CHP+ visit

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) - HealthFirstCO_LogoFinal_CMYK_Registered

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) is public health insurance for Colorado residents who qualify based on family size and income. Individuals, families, children, pregnant women, and persons who are blind, disabled or elderly may qualify. Individuals who receive Medicare may also qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) to assist with Medicare premiums. 855-PLANS-4-YOU (855-752-6749)

Colorado Health Plan Plus (CHP+)-


CHP+ is a low-cost health insurance program for Colorado children under the age of 19 and pregnant women whose families income is over the limit for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) but less than 260% of the federal poverty level. Your family size, income and age of the applicant will be used to determine your eligibility for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or CHP+

If I know I am not eligible for Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ why must I apply for these programs to obtain tax credits through Connect for Health Colorado?
If you want to receive tax credits toward the cost of health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado you must first be denied for Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ eligibility. If you are found eligible for Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ you will not be eligible for tax credits through Connect for Health Colorado.

Contact the Family and Intercultural Resource Center with questions at 970-262-3888. 

Connect for Health Colorado -

If you are denied Medicaid, Connect for Health Colorado can help. Before you shop for medical health insurance, quickly check if you are eligible for financial help to lower your costs and find a plan that works for someone like you or you and your family - factoring in your healthcare needs, doctors and medications.

Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) -

Contact information



*Please note that the above email and phone number are not crisis resources. If you are experiencing a mental health or substance crisis, call or text 988 to be connected to a trained care specialist. 988 is free, confidential, and available 24/7. Click here to learn more about what 988 offers. 

With over 1 million people in Colorado in need of behavioral health services, we must strengthen our system — from prevention to recovery and beyond. The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) represents one of Colorado’s many steps towards strategic investments in improving the behavioral health system. The BHA is a new cabinet member-led agency, housed within the Department of Human Services, designed to be the single entity responsible for driving coordination and collaboration across state agencies to address behavioral health needs.988-Social-Media-1080-14 - mental Health

Con más de 1 millón de personas en Colorado que necesitan servicios de salud conductual, debemos fortalecer nuestro sistema, desde la prevención hasta la recuperación y más. La Administración de Salud Conductual (BHA) representa uno de los muchos pasos de Colorado hacia inversiones estratégicas para mejorar el sistema de salud conductual. La BHA es una nueva agencia dirigida por miembros del gabinete, ubicada dentro del Departamento de Servicios Humanos, diseñada para ser la única entidad responsable de impulsar la coordinación y colaboración entre las agencias estatales para abordar las necesidades de salud conductual. 



Check if you may be eligible by using the PEAK (Program Eligibility Application Kit) tool located at: PEAK

You can apply online para Espanol

Health First CO and CHP+ Application   

Health First CO and CHP+ Application Spanish     

Medicaid/Connect4Health Disability Application

English and Spanish Applications are also available at Summit County Human Services. We are located in the Medical Office Building, 360 Peak One Drive, Suite 230, Frisco, Colorado.

The following documents may expedite the processing of your application:

  • Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Certificate of Naturalization, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • For individuals who are self employed: proof of income such as tax returns or profit/loss statements
  • Verification of income from other sources (rental income, VA, pension, unemployment, etc.)
  • For undocumented individuals proof of earned income

Application-Processing Timeline
Health First Colorado (Medicaid) applications will be processed within 45 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

If you believe your Civil Rights have been violated, please click here: Summit County Government Civil Rights Plan

Do you have a complaint related to Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Summit County Medicaid Case Management, a Medicaid Contractor or any other Medicaid related issue?

Email: with details and relevant information to the complaint.

WebForm: County Relations Salesforce webform and select Member Complaint