Get Started

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You have a right to health choices

Do you have health insurance?

No

You may contact your local county Department of Human Services or contact one of your local Health Coverage Guides to schedule an appointment. Gather these items to help prepare.

Yes, I have Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)

Find care such as a doctor, dentist or mental health and/or substance use treatment.

Yes, I have a private health insurance plan

Please contact your health plan and they can help you find a doctor.

Review the graphic below for more information.

You can click on each blue number to be linked to contact information.

1

Contact your local county department of human services to schedule an appointment. Click on the blue number 1 for contact information.

2

Contact one of your local Health Coverage Guides to schedule an appointment. Click on the blue number 2 for contact information.

3

Health First Colorado Enrollment helps people connect with Health First Colorado (Medicaid) plan options. Click on the blue number 3 for contact information.

4

Colorado has seven Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs). If you are on Health First Colorado (Medicaid), you can choose to be connected to a RCCO. Which RCCO you are in will depend on where you live. RCCOs can help you find a doctor and connect you with other community resources that you may need to help you stay healthy in the community. Click on the blue number 4 for contact information.

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DentaQuest provides dental plan services to Health First Colorado (Medicaid) consumers. Click the blue number 5 for contact information.

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Colorado has five Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs). If you are on Health First Colorado (Medicaid), you are automatically assigned to one of the BHOs depending on where you live. The BHOs help those on Health First Colorado (Medicaid) get mental health and drug treatment. Click on the blue number 6 for contact information.

Need Health Insurance? Gather These Items

So, you’re interested in learning more about getting health insurance. That’s great! There are a few things you need to have in place before you can begin. Listed below is what you need to get started.

1. Social Security Number or Legal Permanent Resident Documentation

  • You will need to know your Social Security number. If you know your number, but don’t have your card, that’s okay.
  • If you have any children or are planning to claim anyone as a dependent on your taxes and are planning to sign them up for health insurance too, you will need their Social Security numbers too.
  • If you are not a natural born U.S. citizen, you still may be able to get health insurance depending on your immigration status and how long you have lived in the U.S. You will need to show some form of ID or documentation to show that you are a Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S. Be sure to have those papers with you when you go to apply for health insurance.

2. Employer and Income Information

  • This means the most recent pay stubs or copies of paychecks that you may have from your job.
  • If you are not working and have no income, then don’t worry about this.

3. Colorado State ID or Colorado Driver’s License

  • You will need to show some form of ID that contains a picture, your full name and your date of birth.
  • If you don’t have a Colorado State ID or Colorado Driver’s License, you might be able to use another picture ID (Department of Corrections, student ID, military ID, etc.).

4. Living Expenses

  • You may be asked how much you spend on housing and other living expenses, so be sure to keep track of how much you spend on living expenses (rent, electricity, day care, etc.)