Colorado CHP+ Application Information

The Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) provides health insurance for Colorado children under the age of 18. The program takes care of children and pregnant women whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford private insurance. Such families would be left without any health benefits without CHP+. The program provides primary care services to ensure that financial status doesn't get in the way of children's health.

The program provides support for regular medical checkup of children, making sure that they are able to stay healthy by preventive measures. If your child needs to go to a dentist or a doctor, you won't have to worry about paying extra-ordinary costs. Once your child is enrolled in the program, all such expenses will be covered by the program.

The program provides a variety of services so that comprehensive health care can be assured. It includes medical emergency services, regular check up, dentist visits, vision care, mental care, lab tests and X-rays, immunizations, and hospitalization. In short, the program tries to cover all the health and medical necessities for the qualified children.

The program provides this comprehensive health cover to all the eligible children and pregnant women living in the state of Colorado. The applicants will be required to provide proof of their nationality or qualified alien status in order to receive any benefits through the program. The program also requires candidates to provide proof of their income so that it can be compared against their household size to determine the eligibility. Applicants failing to provide proof of their income will not be able to qualify. Similarly, applicants not meeting income criteria will fail to receive any benefits under the program.

It is easy to apply for CHP+ program. All you have to do is to visit your nearest DHS office or simply download an application, fill it out, and send it to CHP+. Once you have sent your application, you will be informed about your qualification status within a few days.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive benefits through CHP+ program, children will have to meet the following eligibility criteria

  • Must be under the age of 19 years
  • Must be a U.S national or a qualified alien
  • Must be a resident of state of Colorado
  • Not have any other health insurance including Medicaid

Income eligibility

In order to qualify for the program, children will have to meet all the general requirements mentioned above. In addition to those general requirements, children will also have to meet additional income requirements. The income limits are set according to family size. This means that you will first determine your household size and then compare your income against your household size in the income chart available chart available here.

In order to measure your income eligibility accurately, you will be required to deduct certain expenses from your income before you use it to determine eligibility. Such expenses include child care and elder care costs, child support payments, medical costs, and alimony payments. You will calculate expense for each of these and then subtract it from your gross salary.

When calculating the household size, make sure that you count a pregnant woman as two persons for the purpose of CHP+ program.

CHP+ Application Instructions

Apply in Person

To apply in person, you will have to locate local office of Department of Human Services (DHS). You can visit the office and obtain an application from the representing agent. Complete it and hand it back to the representative in order to apply for CHP+.

You can find your nearest DHS office using DHS Office locator tool.

Apply by Mail

In order to apply for CHP+ program through mail, you will be required to download and complete an application. You can download the application from links below

Once you have downloaded the application form, fill it out providing all the necessary details. If you need any help while completing the application, you can contact at (800) 359 1991 to get assistance with application.

After you complete your application, you can mail it to your local county office. You can also use this tool to find an application assistance site close to you.