Medical Services

Health First Colorado (formerly known as Medicaid)

 This program is for families and individuals. Health First Colorado is available to pregnant women, children under the age of 18 (and in some situations the child's parents), adults over the age of 60 or permanently and totally disabled, working adults with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64, and adults without dependent children between the ages of 19 and 64. Only U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for regular Health First Colorado. Pregnant, undocumented women are eligible for delivery costs only.

For pregnant women and children applications are available in English and Spanish. For adults over the age of 60 or permanently and totally disabled applications are available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), in addition to providing medical coverage for more than 1 million Colorado residents, is free transportation to and from your doctor’s appointments or can help eligible customers pay for their travel expenses incurred for non-emergency travel to and from doctor appointments and other health-related appointments. The NEMT program for Pitkin County is managed by the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council under the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG).

If you are eligible for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and anticipate needing a ride to a doctor’s appointment or having expenses related to travel to or from medical appointments, or have incurred costs from travel to or from medical appointments in the last 240 days, please contact Mountain Ride for assistance.

What do I need to do?

  1. Call toll free 1-844-Mtn-Ride (1-844-686-7433), or go to the Request-a-Ride tab a minimum of 5 Business Days prior to your Medicaid medical appointment.
  2. Have your appointment approved by our Medicaid Transportation Specialist and coordinate your driver.
  3. Attend your appointment. (Be sure to take your reimbursement form with you and collect the proper information from both your driver and your doctor’s office.)
  4. Submit the completed reimbursement form to your Medicaid Transportation Specialist at Mountain Ride.

Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) created these
educational videos for members. To learn more about available programs, their benefits, and to apply, click on the link below.
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