Colorado’s Medicaid program is administered by the state’s Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. It provides health insurance for low-income residents who meet certain qualifications.
Determining your eligibility is not the easiest thing to do, however. The income you need to be below to qualify is different depending on whether you are a family or individual. Pregnant women also have different qualifications. In general, if you have less than $2000 coming in per month, you may qualify, but you could also qualify with income higher than that (or your income may need to be below). To see a grid of income eligibility for various situations, go here.
If you think you might qualify for Medicaid, or you aren’t sure, you should apply to be sure. There are a number of ways to apply, so one should be convenient for you:
- Online: Use the Colorado PEAK online system; this is the quickest way to apply and get a response.
- By Phone: The Colorado Medicaid application phone number is 1-800-221-3943.
- In Person: Visit your local Department of Human Services Office.
- By Mail: You can download an application and send it in, though this a much slower route to getting benefits.