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Financial Assistance Programs


Medicaid includes several programs for children, pregnant women, adults with children, some adults without children, and disabled adults. To be eligible for most Medicaid programs, you must be a U.S. citizen or have been a legal permanent resident of the U.S. for at least five years.

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

CHP+ is a program for children and pregnant women who do not meet the income requirement for Medicaid. Eligibility is based on family size and income.

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

CICP is a program for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are residents of Colorado but do not qualify for Medicaid or CHP+. Eligibility is based on family size, income and resources. If you are not a resident of Denver County and you have an unpaid Denver Health bill, you can apply for CICP at Denver Health without proof of Denver County residency, but you will not be able to come to Denver Health for non-emergent care.

For your current hospital stay, if you enroll in CICP within 90 days of when you leave the hospital, you will be billed a co-payment for your hospital stay. The amount of your co-payment is based on family size, income, and resources. CICP is not a health insurance plan.

Denver Health Financial Assistance Program (DFAP)

DFAP is a Denver Health-specific program that helps pay for health services provided by Denver Health. Patients who live in Denver County and are not eligible to receive benefits under Medicaid, CHP+, or CICP may be eligible for DFAP. DFAP helps pay for part of the medical care provided so patients do not have to pay the full amount. For your current hospital stay, if you enroll in DFAP and pay your required deposit within 90 days of leaving the hospital, you will receive a 70 percent discount on your total bill. DFAP is not a health insurance plan.