Family Medicaid & Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Family Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) are public health insurance programs for families, children, and pregnant women. Family Medicaid serves low-income families and pregnant women. CHP+ provides low-cost health and dental insurance for children and pregnant women who make too much to qualify for Medicaid. When you complete an application, you are screened for both programs and you are approved for one or the other based on the program’s income guidelines and other requirements.

Soon more adults will be eligible for Medicaid. Beginning January 1, 2014 adults between the ages of 19 and 64 may be eligible whether or not they have children. The requirements for this group are the same as those listed for the Family Medicaid program. Other Medicaid programs make health coverage available to the elderly, and people with disabilities. For more information about these programs, please see medicaid


Like private health insurance, both programs provide coverage for medical and dental care at participating providers. Medicaid and CHP+ both cover a range of services including:

  • Regular checkups and doctor visits
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Prescriptions (medicine)
  • Prenatal care and labor and delivery
  • Hospital services
  • Mental health services
  • Eye care and eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Dental care for children (CHP+ has a $600 annual limit per child)

For more information about benefits and for help with finding doctors please see the Healthy Communities page.

Depending on your household family size and income, you may need to pay an enrollment fee up to $105 once per year in addition to co-pays when you receive services. There are no monthly premiums and pregnant women have no co-pays.

For complete information, visit the Boulder County Healthy Kids website or the State CHP+ website.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are eligible for ongoing health insurance benefits include:

  • Colorado residents
  • U.S. Citizens, legal permanent U.S. residents (for at least five years), asylees, or refugees. Other immigrants may qualify. Call Healthy Kids for more information at 303-441-1558.
  • Children under the age of 19, pregnant women, parents of Medicaid-eligible children, and adults ages 19-64.

Individuals must meet income guidelines and CHP+ applicants requesting coverage cannot have another health insurance plan.

Contact a Healthy Kids application assistant for specific information regarding eligibility.

Applying for Benefits

In-Office Application Assistance

Call Boulder County Healthy Kids at 303-441-1589 or stop by one of our offices.

Office Locations:

  • Boulder: 3460 Broadway Street
  • Longmont: 1921 Corporate Center Circle, Suite 3F
  • School-Based Application Assistance

    We also have enrollment specialists located at the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) and the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD). If you would like to meet with someone at your child’s school, please contact:

    • Enrollment Specialists at BVSD: 720-515-1454
    • Enrollment Specialists at SVVSD: 720-722-1454

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    Contacts

    Housing & Human Services

    Phone: 303-441-1000
    Fax: 303-441-1523
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    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 471
    Boulder, CO 80306

    Boulder

    Benefits: 3460 Broadway
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    Housing: 2525 13th St, Suite 204
    Housing Phone: 303-441-3929
    Housing Fax: 720-564-2283
    Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

    Longmont

    1921 Corporate Center Circle, Suite 3F
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    Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

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