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Healthy Communities Program

The Healthy Communities Program provides application assistance to pregnant women and families who may be eligible for Medicaid and/or CHP+. The program also assists those already receiving Medicaid and/or CHP+ in understanding their benefits and accessing medical, dental, vision, mental health, and specialty services. We help pregnant women find providers for their prenatal care, helping to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. We encourage parents to take advantage of the preventive health care benefits for their children and help them to find providers for those services. By using preventive services, children will be less likely to end up in the emergency room for a condition that could have been treated in a doctor's office or for treatment of a condition that could have been prevented.

What we can help you with:

  • Information and assistance in applying for Medicaid and CHP+
  • Medicaid and CHP+ benefit information
  • Referrals to Medicaid and CHP+ providers
  • Assistance with eligibility issues
  • Assistance scheduling appointments
  • Health information
  • Referrals to community resources

The Healthy Communities Program supports the "medical home" approach to health care. A medical home is not a place. It is a way to help you make sure all of your individual and/or family's health care needs are met. The medical home approach looks at the whole person, taking into consideration all medical, dental, and mental/emotional health and community-based needs. Through a medical home approach to health care, your ideas concerns, culture, and values are respected. "Medical home" is the new, old-fashioned care — a partnership between you and your health care providers.

Provider lists (updated May 2015)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is EPSDT Medicaid?
    EPSDT covers preventive health care services for children under the age of 21 such as well child exams, immunizations, dental care, vision care and hearing screening.
  2. Do I have to apply for EPSDT Medicaid benefits?
    No. If you or your children are under the age of 21, you will automatically receive EPSDT benefits.
  3. Does Medicaid have deductibles or co-payments?
    Medicaid does not have deductibles. Pregnant women and children under the age of 19 do not have co-payments. Adults 19 and older have to make small co-payments for services. For more information, call us or click on the link at the bottom of the page.
  4. Does CHP+ have deductibles or co-payments?
    CHP+ does not have deductibles. There is a $25 or $75 (depending on your income) membership fee per year for one person and a $35 or $105 (depending on your income) for two or more persons". Depending upon your income, you may have $2, $5 or $10 co-payments for services such as doctor's visits and prescriptions.
  5. Which doctors, dentists, vision care providers and mental health providers accept Medicaid and CHP+?
    We have the latest information on providers within the community that are accepting Medicaid and CHP+. Feel free to call us or click on the links at the top of this page.
  6. Why did my child's Medicaid/CHP+ end?
    Every case is different. Call us and we can help you with problems regarding your child's Medicaid/CHP+ benefits.
  7. How do I apply for Medicaid or CHP+ for my children?
    The application for Medicaid and CHP+ are the same. To get information about applying and to print an application, click on the link at the bottom of this page. For assistance in applying or verifying documents, please call us. Your child may qualify to receive a temporary medical card (PE Card) that will cover medical services while the application is being processed.
  8. I am pregnant. How do I apply for Medicaid or CHP+?
    Call us to make an appointment and we will help you apply. At your appointment, you may qualify to receive a temporary medical card (PE card) that will cover medical services while your application is being processed. Call early in your pregnancy so you can start receiving prenatal care as soon as possible.
  9. Can you assist me if I don't live in Fort Collins?
    Yes. We assist anyone living in Larimer County. If you live outside of Larimer County, we will connect you with someone in your County that can assist you.

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Contact Information

Healthy Communities Medicaid and CHP+ Outreach Program
1525 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 498-6755, (970) 498-6754 or (970) 498-6758
Office hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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