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Medical Insurance Assistance

Health insurance plays an important role in keeping your family in good health. It can also help you pay for care when you are ill and protect you from debt.


How To Apply


Apply online through the Colorado PEAK website. Se ofrece servicio en español. 

Please note: this site is maintained by the State of Colorado; when you click on the link, it will take you outside of the Denver Human Services portal.


In Person

Our offices are closed to the public until further notice to protect the health and safety of the community and help limit the spread of COVID-19.

While our offices are closed, applications for assistance can still be picked up and dropped off at any of our offices.


Mail or Fax

Have an application sent to you by mail or fax. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information.

You may mail your completed application to 1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80402 or fax it to 720-944-3094.



While you cannot apply by phone, you can call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information about the application process or for updates regarding your application. Se habla español. 


What You Need To Know

We provide individual assistance in finding the health insurance plan that is right for you. We can help you apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), Medicare, Child Health Plan +, and other health insurance plans available through Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace and the only place to apply for financial help to cover monthly health insurance costs..

If you qualify for Medicaid, you may also be eligible for Long-Term Care, which can include nursing facility care and home- and community-based services, which health care providers deliver in your home.

Medicare is a health care program that provides coverage to people who are 65 and older or have a severe disability, regardless of income. Medicaid is a health care program that provides coverage to people with low incomes. When you apply for benefits with us, we can determine which non-Medicare programs you qualify for and will help you with the health insurance application process. Visit for information on how and when to apply for Medicare (we do not enroll or determine eligibility for Medicare).  

You can apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) in person at any of our offices or outreach locations. You can also apply through Colorado PEAK, which is an online service for Coloradans to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.

When you apply for Medicaid, your eligibility for other programs, including Long-Term Care, will also be determined.

If you’re a current Medicaid recipient, you can locate a doctor or provider near you with the state’s Find a Doctor searchable database

Typical Medicaid services include primary care, preventative and wellness services, emergency services, and more. Visit the state Medicaid office for more information and a complete list of covered services.    

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, you may qualify for other programs. Call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347); a customer service representative can help you determine your options and next steps.

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, you may qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan Plus (CHP+). CHP+ is a low-cost health insurance program for children under 18 and pregnant woman age 19 and over. CHP+ provides primary care, emergency and urgent care, some hospital services, dental care (for children only), drug prescriptions, immunizations, maternity care (prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care), and mental/behavioral health care. Learn more about CHP+ at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s website.

Services at the Stout Street Health Center are available to individuals who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. More information about the clinic, including hours, locations, and a complete list of services is available at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless website, or by calling 303-293-2200.    


You May Also Find Helpful



Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado's health care marketplace.


Health First Colorado is Colorado's Medicaid program.


Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers Health First Colorado, Child Health Plan Plus, and other health care programs.


Child Health Plan Plus provides insurance for children 18 and under and pregnant women 19 and older.


Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide resource for mental health, substance abuse, or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals.


Get Started »

Apply for medical assistance online with Colorado PEAK or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347) to schedule an appointment to apply in person.

Stop by one of our offices during regular business hours and apply in person.


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Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

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Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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