You may qualify for a student health plan offered by your college or university. You may also qualify for Medicaid / Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), or find a plan through the health insurance marketplace - Connect for Health Colorado.
Medicaid / Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program)
Some college students will qualify for Health First Colorado Medicaid if you:
- Meet certain income qualifications
- Are pregnant
- Are responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger, or
- Are blind or have a disability
- Or are 65 or older
If you don't meet those guidelines, healthcare coverage may be still be available to you.
You can apply for Medicare, as well as cash assistance (Colorado Works/TANF), food assistance (SNAP), child care assistance, and more online through Colorado PEAK. Please note that Denver Human Services does not maintain Colorado PEAK; it is operated by the State of Colorado. You will be taken outside of the Denver Human Services portal when you click the link below to apply online.
Apply for Benefits with Colorado PEAK
Private Insurance Through Caregivers or the Marketplace
If you are a dependent under 26-years-old, you may be eligible to remain on the health care plan of the person who claims you as a dependent (if you don't live in the same state as that person and you want to remain on their plan, check the plan details to ensure you'll be covered here in Denver). If you don't live in the same state as the person who claims you as a dependent, you can apply for your own plan through Connect for Health Colorado.
Are you eligible for WIC?
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that helps children and families live healthier, happier lives. Available to children five years of age and younger, and to pregnant or breastfeeding women, WIC offers the following benefits:
- Free, health food
- Breastfeeding support
- Nutrition education
- And referrals to different types of care, including housing, health insurance, medical and dental care, and more.
See if you're eligible for WIC
Apply for WIC