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Medical Assistance

What is Medicaid?
Colorado Medicaid is public health insurance for Colorado families, children, pregnant women, persons who are blind or persons with disabilities and the elderly. Families and pregnant women who apply will also be considered for CHP+.  Your family size, income and the age of the applicant will be used to determine your eligibility for Medicaid or CHP+.

What is Colorado Health Plan Plus (CHP+)?
CHP+ is a low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children and pregnant women whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private insurance. When you apply, you are applying for both Family Medicaid and CHP+.  Your family size, income and the age of the applicant will be used to determine your eligibility for Medicaid or CHP+.

To learn more about CHP+ visit: CHP Plus

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

How Do I Apply?
English and Spanish Applications for Colorado Medicaid are available at:

You can also apply online at APPLY ONLINE

English and Spanish Applications are also available at Summit County Division of Health and Human Services.

Bring the completed application and all required documents to our office so that your application can be processed and your eligibility determined.

Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:

  • Proof of Identity (driver’s license, ID card, resident card, US Passport)
  • Proof of Citizenship (US Birth Certificate, US Passport, Certificate of Naturalization)
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Proof of any income (pay stubs, letter from employer)
  • Proof of any non-work income (unemployment, child support payments, etc.)
  • Proof of pregnancy, if applicable

How long before I receive benefits?
Medicaid applications will be processed within 45 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

I cannot wait 45 days for coverage. Now what?
Summit County Public Heath can perform a presumptive eligibility screen for pregnant women to issue temporary Medicaid coverage (to those who qualify) while your application is being processed with the Summit County Division of Human Services. The temporary coverage begins immediately after the screen and continues for 45 days. Call Public Health to make an appointment (970-668-9161).

For more information, visit: COLORADO.GOV