I am a Health First Colorado member. What do I do if I am out-of-state and need to go to the doctor?


If you are temporarily out of the state but still a resident of Colorado, you may receive some Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) benefits under certain conditions:

  1. It is a medical emergency.
  2. Your health would be endangered if you were required to return to Colorado for the medical care/treatment.

The health care provider that treats you must enroll in Health First Colorado. For more information health care providers should visit the Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) Provider Services page.

If you have questions about seeing a health care provider out of state, call the Health First Colorado Member Contact Center at 1-800-221-3943 / State Relay: 711.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (closed state holidays).