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Health First Colorado (Medicaid) & CHP+

Jeffco Public Schools' Certified Application Assistance Site (CAAS) operates through Jeffco Public Schools Community & Family Connections (CFC) program. CFC assists ANY individuals inquiring about Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ and other health-related resources as well as Jeffco families living in transitional housing situations. Please contact your CFC Liaison or the Intake Line listed below for more information about our services. You can also view our program flyer in English and Spanish.

As of August 31, 2016, Jeffco Public Schools no longer operates as a Medical Assistance (MA) Site. Effective September 1, 2016, Jeffco Public Schools now operates as a Certified Application Assistance Site (CAAS).

School Health Services - Medicaid

Jeffco Schools requests partial reimbursement for the health and health-related services for students with Health First Colorado (Medicaid) who have an IEP or other plan of care while at school. This reimbursement derives from the services of Jeffco district nurses, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, orientation/mobility specialists as well as para-educators and Health Aides who provide personal care and delegated nursing services to these students.  All service providers are required to be properly credentialed per CMS (Medicaid).

To claim reimbursement from Medicaid, a parent signed and dated “Consent to Access Benefits” form must be on file in the Medicaid office. This is a form that is usually signed at your child’s IEP meeting or in the Infinite Campus Online Registration system during registration. It is a one-time form, meaning you need only sign it once for the entirety of your child’s years in Jeffco. Should you unenroll in Jeffco and then return at a later date, you will need to resign the form. Your permission to Jeffco to access your child’s Medicaid benefits in no way impacts the services you receive through Medicaid outside of school.  Please read the brochure from CDE below for more information:

Parental Brochure from CDE - English

Parental Brochure from CDE - espanol

These additional resources are used by Jeffco to improve, expand, and/or enhance health and health-related services to all students throughout the district in accordance with our Local Service Plan. These services can include additional nursing services, equipment for schools, nutrition education programs, additional mental health support, medical professional development and training, as well as basic health room supplies.

Submit a Referral

Jeffco Schools requests partial reimbursement for the health and health-related services for students with Health First Colorado (Medicaid) who have an IEP.

These additional resources are used to improve, expand, and/or enhance health and health-related services to all students throughout the district in accordance with the Local Service Plan.

Submit a referral

Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ Outreach and Enrollment


How do I enroll my child/children?

Call for an appointment at 303-982-1144. Listen for the option to speak with someone regarding health insurance and other services for students.

Students eligible for Health First Colorado (Medicaid)

  • Children of low-income families
  • Children who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Children of Families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Children residing in group homes
  • Children in foster care and many children with severe disabilities

Students eligible for CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus)

This program is for children (18 and younger) without health insurance coverage. Some families pay a small annual fee plus a small charge to visit a doctor. Other families pay nothing. The difference depends on the number of family members and income.

This program is designed for working families. Many Jefferson County Public Schools employees' children may qualify for this program.

Types of services covered by Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Well child care and immunizations
  • Medical office visits
  • Teen services
  • Prescriptions
  • Glasses and hearing aids
  • Hospital services including outpatient services, inpatient care, and inpatient doctors' care
  • Dental
  • Pre-Natal care
  • Mental Healthcare including counseling, care hospitalization, and outpatient substance abuse treatments

Dental Resources for Parents


Intake Line 303-982-1144


Doria Barajas - CFC Coordinator


[email protected]


Oscar Fonseca - Bilingual CFC Liaison


[email protected]

Covering Jefferson & Golden Articulation Areas


Jeremy Bennett - CFC Liaison 


[email protected]

Covering Chatfield, Columbine, Conifer, Dakota Ridge, Evergreen and Green Mountain Articulation Areas


Laura Monreal Herrera - CFC Liaison


[email protected]

Covering Brady Exploration and NEXT - Arvada and Littleton 


Martha Yvette Martinez - Bilingual CFC Liaison


[email protected]

Covering Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Articulation Areas and Miller Special Education


Daneet Montes - Bilingual CFC Liaison


[email protected]

Covering Alameda and Bear Creek Articulation Areas


Dalina Gonzalez - Bilingual CFC Liaison


[email protected]

Covering Arvada Articulation Area, Option and Special Schools




Covering Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley and Standley Lake Articulation Areas, Charter Schools and Jeffco Virtual Academy 


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