Medicaid & CHP+

What We Do

Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP) care coordination equips families with the skills and knowledge needed to coordinate and advocate for their child’s health care needs. Care coordination is a person-and-family-centered team approach designed to meet the needs of individuals.

Care coordinators are trained to work with families to address their behavioral, developmental, educational, financial, medical or social needs. HCP helps families find screenings, health care (including primary and specialty care), community supports & services, financial resources and help with insurance
family support groups, transition services for youth moving into adulthood and answers to questions

The HCP care coordinator and family will work as a team to advocate for the child and identify and prioritize needs
develop a plan to achieve goals.

Our eligibility specialists:

  • Explain Medicaid and CHP+ benefits such as: vision care, dental care, mental health and behavioral services, prescription drugs, and co-payments.
  • Connect you with a physician and Medical Home.
  • Explain the importance of preventive health care.
  • Put you in touch with other low or no cost services in the community like food resources, transportation, and parenting support.

Who qualifies?
All Colorado citizens who want to access public programs or those who are already eligible for public programs and are under the age of 21 or pregnant.

Have questions?
Contact a Healthy Communities coordinator at 248-6900 or visit Mesa County Public Health at 510 29 1/2 Road. All MCPH services are on the right side of the building.