Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) is committed to meeting the needs of our Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) members, providers, community partners, employees and vendors during the presence of COVID-19. We are here to help you connect to resources and support you.

At-home COVID Test Kits
Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022, Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) will pay for at-home COVID-19 tests for members. You can get free at-home tests only at pharmacies that serve Health First Colorado and CHP+ members. There is no out-of-pocket cost. Health First Colorado and CHP+ will reimburse the pharmacies after members receive the free tests.

There will be no cost to you and no co-pay if you go to a covered pharmacy. Health First Colorado members must get the tests from a Health First Colorado enrolled pharmacy. Online retailers like Amazon are not enrolled with Health First Colorado and CHP+. Health First Colorado and CHP+ will not provide free tests through online retailers like Amazon. You cannot be reimbursed for at-home tests you may have already purchased.
Learn more about COVID-19 at-home testing.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill, even if you get COVID-19.

Where to Get Vaccinated
The Department of Health & Human Services has a new text line that can help you find a vaccine provider near you. Text your zip code to 438829 to find vaccine locations in your neighborhood. You can also search for a vaccine provider by county. Many providers take walk-ins or same-day appointments. Contact your local provider directly for more information.

Vaccine Safety and Monitoring
COVID-19 vaccines were produced based on years of research from scientists worldwide and have proven to be safe and effective. Medical experts and independent doctors have evaluated the vaccine in tens of thousands of volunteers from diverse backgrounds – just like other vaccines. Learn more facts about COVID-19 vaccines from the CDC.

Vaccine Side Effects
After the COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects from the COVID-19 vaccination, such as chills or tiredness, may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting vaccinated.

Vaccine Resources
We encourage you to use the resources below from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the most up-to-date information.


When to use

COVID-19-Vaccine Hotline, 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)

Call with vaccine-related questions or for help making a vaccination appointment.

Get the latest information on vaccine prioritization and availability.

Find out where you can get vaccinated.

This page is continually updated with vaccine locations and availability.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to frequently asked vaccine questions.

About Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine temporary pause

Learn about the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine temporary pause and what you should know if you received the vaccine.

CDPHE vaccine guidance for Coloradans who received vaccine at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic in El Paso County

If you received vaccines at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic in El Paso County, use this guidance for next steps.

COVID-19 vaccination video provided in American Sign Language, with captioning and voice-over.

Use this fully accessible video to learn how and where to get vaccinated in El Paso County.

COVID-19 Information


When to use

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public 1-877-462-2911 (COHELP) and 2-1-1

Call for general information about COVID-19, such as the number of cases in Colorado, the list of symptoms, or how you can protect yourself

About COVID-19

Learn about COVID-19 and how it spreads.

Symptom Support Tool

Share your symptoms to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and get connected to resources to help you feel better.

Telehealth and nurselines

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, consider a telehealth or nurseline before seeking in-person care.

Cleaning guidance

Follow these recommendations to routinely clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

Guidance for wearing masks

Learn about Colorado’s mandatory mask-wearing requirements and facts about wearing a mask to protect yourself.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to frequently asked COVID-19 questions.

CCHA is Here for Our Members and Providers

Updated: August 5th, 2021 Media Relations Contact:

If you need the information on this page in another format, please contact CCHA Member Support Services.

The information will be provided in paper form free of charge within 5 business days.

We can connect you to language services or help you find a provider with ADA accommodations.

If you are having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital-based ER.

If you are having a mental health or substance use crisis, call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255.