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Boulder County Healthy Kids initiative is a program to improve child health by linking all eligible children, families and pregnant women in Boulder County to available benefits and health coverage options. Our mission is to ensure that every eligible child in Boulder County has insurance coverage and access to health care.

What Boulder County Healthy Kids can do for you!

  • Enroll children in the CHP+ and Medicaid programs
  • Obtain documents needed to apply for CHP+ and Medicaid
  • Complete annual CHP+ and Medicaid renewals
  • Access other local agencies for services
  • Access preventive health-care services for their children
  • Link families to Connect for Health Colorado

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost health insurance for Colorado's uninsured children and pregnant women. CHP+ is public health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance. Colorado Medicaid is public health insurance for families, children, pregnant women, persons who are blind or persons with disabilities and the elderly for Colorado residents.

When you apply, you are applying for both Family Medicaid and CHP+. The program you qualify for depends upon family size, income and the age of the applicant.

What Services are covered?

  • Doctor Visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Hospital Care
  • Vision Services
  • Immunizations
  • Dental Care
  • Mental Health
  • Other Health Services

For more information about the Affordable Care Act and Connect for Health Colorado, please visit the Health Insurance Assistance page.

 Eligibility

Did you know?

Many uninsured children, pregnant women and parents may qualify for free or low cost health insurance coverage. In order to qualify an applicant must:

  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or have legal permanent residency
  • Meet income guidelines (listed below)
  • Children must be under age 19

Income Guidelines

Effective October 1, 2013

 Family Size Monthly Income
 1 $2,639
 2 $3,563
 3 $4,486
 4 $5,409
 5 $6,332
 6 $7,256

*A pregnant woman counts as two people.


If you are not sure if you qualify, call for a phone screening today!

Boulder County Healthy Kids 303-441-1589

 Services

What Services are Covered?

CHP+ and Medicaid are comprehensive health insurance programs and provide coverage for a wide range of services including:

  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital care
  • Vision services
  • Immunizations
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Prescriptions
  • Other health services

For information about children’s Medicaid benefits see Healthy Communities.


What is the cost?

Medicaid is free to eligible enrollees. CHP+ may have a premium of $25 a year for 1 child and $35 a year for 2 or more children. If you are assessed a family premium for CHP+ and need help paying please call Healthy Kids at 303-441-1589.

What should I bring for my appointment?

  • Picture ID and/or school ID if age 16 or older
  • Passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of income - pay stub or letter from employer
  • Proof of legal residency if non-citizen
  • Social security number

If you need help obtaining these documents someone with Healthy Kids can assist you.

 Contact

How to Apply

  • You can apply at any of our offices from Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
    • 1921 Corporate Center Circle in Longmont
    • 3460 Broadway in Boulder
  • Print the application solicitud or pick up a copy at one of our offices


  • Fax, mail, email or deliver it in-person to one of our offices
  • Apply online at Colorado PEAK


  • For more information call, 303-441-1589.

  • Healthy Kids has partnered with a number of community-based organizations that can help you apply for Medicaid and CHP+. To find a location closer to home, please call us and we will be happy to connect you!

    We also have enrollment specialists in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. If you would like to meet with someone at your child's school, please contact:


    Boulder Valley School District

    Phone: 720-515-1454
    Website: Boulder Valley School District


    St. Vrain Valley School District

    Phone: 720-722-1454
    Website:St. Vrain Valley School District


    Additional public sites for application assistance in Boulder County are:

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