Custer County Department of Human Services

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Family Medicaid & Child Health Plan Plus


Colorado Medicaid is public health insurance for Colorado families, children, and pregnant women. Families and pregnant women who apply will also be considered for Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). The program you qualify for depends on family size, income, and the age of the applicant.


CHP+ is a low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children and pregnant women whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private insurance. When you apply, you are applying for both Family Medicaid and CHP+. The program you qualify for depends on family size, income, and the age of the applicant.


Check if you may be eligible by using the Program Eligibility Application Kit (PEAK) tool.

How to Apply

Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or apply online. If you are only applying for medical coverage, complete this application.

If you are applying for medical coverage and a cash assistance program (i.e. food assistance or Colorado Works / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)) complete this application for assistance.

Bring the completed application and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, ID card, resident card, U.S. passport)
  • Proof of citizenship (U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, certificate of naturalization)
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Proof of pregnancy, if applicable

Application Process Period

Medicaid applications will be processed within 45 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.
   Contact Us

Laura Lockhart

205 S. 6th Street
P.O. Box 929
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719-783-2371
Fax: 719-783-0163

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

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