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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. 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 who provide personal care 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.  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 this brochure from CDE for more information-

Parental Brochure from CDE

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ACe9No7YlPdwpEzVTmAsXs-qaJAsH4f5

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

Information Flyer in English and Español

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

Vision Vouchers

  • Once-per-year voucher for students in Jeffco Schools. Covers exam and eyeglasses in full.
  • Student must not have vision insurance.
  • Family must meet the financial guideline of 200% of Federal Poverty Level.
  • Family must complete eligibility screening for Health First Colorado (Medicaid)/CHP+ and if eligible, make an appointment to apply.
  • Students with pending Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and CHP+ may qualify.

Dental Resources for Parents


Contact

Intake Line
303-982-1144

Rebecca Dunn
Coordinator
303-982-5044
Rebecca.Dunn@jeffco.k12.co.us 

Oscar Fonseca
Bilingual CFC Liaison
303-982-0830
Oscar.Fonseca@jeffco.k12.co.us
Covering Jefferson Articulation Area

Amy McDaniel 
CFC Liaison
303-982-2096
Amy.McDaniel@jeffco.k12.co.us
Covering Conifer, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Lakewood, and Pomona Articulation Areas

Laura Monreal Herrera
CFC Liaison
303-982-0831
Laura.MonrealHerrera@jeffco.k12.co.us
Covering Standley Lake, Ralston Valley, Arvada, and Arvada West Articulation Areas

Beatriz Monsalve
Bilingual CFC Liaison
303-982-6618
Beatriz.Monsalve@jeffco.k12.co.us
Covering Alameda and Golden Articulation Areas

Naomi Xayavongsa
CFC Liaison
303-982-3008
Naomi.Xayavongsa@jeffco.k12.co.us
Covering Bear Creek, Chatfield, Columbine, Dakota Ridge and Wheat Ridge Articulation Areas

Title I Office

303-982-0835

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