Co-pays eliminated for many services

As of July 1, 2023, Health First Colorado members will not have to pay co-pays for most services, except an $8 co-pay for each non-emergency emergency room visit.

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) members will continue to have co-pays.

These services do not have co-pays:

  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Outpatient Hospital Services
  • Optometrist Visits
  • Podiatrist Visits
  • Primary Care Physician and specialist services
  • Rural Health Clinic Visit
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Visit
  • DME/Disposable Supply Services
  • Laboratory services
  • Radiology services
  • Prescription drugs or refill services

These services never have co-pays:

  • family planning
  • behavioral health services

Examples: therapy and substance use program services

These members never have co-pays:

  • Children 18 years old and younger (members age 19 and 20 have co-pays)
  • People in the maternity cycle (pregnancy, labor, birth and up to 12 months after delivery)
  • members in nursing homes 
  • American Indian and Alaska Native members

Learn more about Health First Colorado co-pays

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