I am an American Indian or Alaska Native

Health coverage can provide you and your family more options to get the care you need. You can go to any doctor or hospital that accepts the type of coverage, including Indian Health Services, tribal, and urban Indian clinics.

By having coverage through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or private insurance, you will be able to access care that may not be offered at your tribal health care facility or urban Indian clinic. Peace of mind comes with more health care options for you and your loved ones for unexpected health costs. Learn more about the importance of health care coverage by reading the brochures below:

To learn more about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on American Indians and Alaska Natives check out our frequently asked questions.

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Health First Colorado and CHP+ are free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Beginning in 2014, more adults without kids and parents can now qualify for Health First Colorado.

As an American Indian or Alaska Native, if you qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+ you do not have to pay co-pays or enrollment fees. This means you do not have to pay your doctor for any services Health First Colorado or CHP+ covers.

If you already have Health First Colorado or CHP+ but didn’t specify when you applied you were a member of a tribe, you can update your information online. Health First Colorado and CHP+ need to know if you are a member of a tribe for you not to get charged for co-pays or enrollment fees.

Find out if you or your family may qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+.

To find out more about Health First Colorado and CHP+ check out these videos for American Indians and Alaska Natives created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Division of Tribal Affairs.

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