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What is Medicaid?
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.

What is 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 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 Medicaid or CHP+.

For more information about the benefits of Medicaid and CHP+ visit: Colorado.Gov

If I know I am not eligible for Medicaid/CHP+ why must I apply for these programs to obtain tax credits through Connect for 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 Medicaid/CHP+ eligibility.  If you are found eligible for Medicaid/CHP+ you will not be eligible for tax credits through Connect for Health Colorado.

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?
You can apply online at APPLY ONLINE

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

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 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.)   

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