For additional help with Medical Assistance Applications, please call the Health First Colorado Member Contact Center at 1-800-221-3943.

For additional help with requests for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or cash assistance, please call 1-800-536-5298.

For additional help with Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) applications, contact your local county office.

Eligible Immigration Status – Something that shows you are here legally.

Document Type – A document that was provided by the government to you that proves you are here legally.

Naturalized Citizen – If you were not born as a U.S. Citizen but you have gone through the process to obtain a Naturalized Citizen certificate.

You are not required to disclose Social Security Numbers for anyone in your household in order to be eligible for Child Care Assistance. However, children receiving Child Care Assistance must have citizenship or qualified alien status.

Applying for Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid), CHP+, or getting help with health insurance costs in the Marketplace will not affect someone’s chances of becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident or U.S. citizen. The information will not be used by or shared with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Click here for information on Emergency Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid) which is a program for undocumented aliens and some non-citizens.

Eligible immigration status includes those who are:

  • Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR/Green Card holder)
  • Lawful Temporary Resident
  • Asylee
  • Refugee
  • Cuban/Haitian Entrant
  • Paroled into the U.S.
  • Conditional Entrant Granted before 1980
  • Battered Spouse, Child and Parent
  • Victim of Trafficking and his/her Spouse, Child, Sibling or Parent
  • Granted Withholding of Deportation or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT)
  • Individual with Non-immigrant Status (includes worker visas, student visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
  • Administrative order staying removal issued by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe or American Indian Born in Canada
  • Resident of American Samoa

Individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not an eligible immigration status to receive Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid), CHP+, Tax Credits, Cost Sharing Reductions, Qualified Health Plans (QHP), or Colorado Young Adult (CYA) Plans. Individuals with this status may be eligible for Emergency Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid) services only.

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