Welcome to your Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) maternity benefit! Congratulations on your new journey!

We get it - being a parent is a wild ride, and we are here to make sure you have all the information and assistance you deserve! We also know that having a baby is expensive and most of the items you will need may feel out of reach. Our care coordination team can give you resources to help you stay healthy during your pregnancy and give your little one the best start in life.

The best part? Everything we do is free and totally up to you.

Here are ways we can offer support:

  • We can help you get things like diapers, formula, and other baby items.
  • We can help you set up doctor appointments before and after your baby is born.
  • We can provide information on finding a doula, lactation support, behavioral health provider, dentist or pediatrician.
  • We can help you find a breast pump.
  • We can help you get to and from your doctor appointments if you need a ride.
  • We can provide information on support groups or parenting classes.
  • We can connect you with food resources, meal delivery, childcare, and financial support to name a few.
  • We will help you to communicate with your doctor if you feel you are not being heard.
  • We can provide you with gift cards for getting routine care for you and your baby through the CCHA Healthy Rewards Program.

As a Health First Colorado member, you have a lot of helpful benefits to assist you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. Here's a closer look at these benefits:

  • Prenatal Care: You have access to free doctor visits, blood work and ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy, as recommended by your doctor.
  • Prenatal Vitamins: You'll get the essential vitamins you need to keep you and your baby healthy.
  • Delivery and Hospital Maternity Care: If you have to stay in the hospital to give birth, the cost will be covered.
  • Depression Screening and Treatment: Your doctor will check to see if you're feeling down and provide support and care if needed.
  • Access to Special Support Programs: Special programs can help you with things like getting enough food, finding childcare, and getting help with breastfeeding. For more details, visit co.gov/PEAK.
  • Future Family Planning: You'll have information and help with family planning.
  • Breast Pumps: You can get a breast pump to make breastfeeding easier.
  • Postpartum Care: After your baby is born, you can still get medical care to make sure both you and your baby are healthy and doing well.
  • Baby Care: Your baby's medical care will also be covered, so you don't have to worry about their health.
  • Learn about your Health First Colorado pregnancy benefits and how to stay covered for an entire year after giving birth.
  • Access videos, educational materials, resources and tools through CCHA’s InJoy parenting education tool.
  • Learn about women’s health services.
  • Learn about your Health First Colorado benefits at CCHAcares.com/benefits.
  • Use the Health First Colorado Member Handbook to learn about your coverage.
  • If you are not feeling well but are not sure if you need to go to the doctor, call the Health First Colorado Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-283-3221.
  • Visit co.gov/PEAK to apply for and manage your benefits online.
  • Use the Health First Colorado app on your phone. This free app is for Health First Colorado members.
  • Learn how to keep your information up to date so you can receive important information.
  • Request a Health First Colorado card.

These benefits are here to support you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and beyond so you can focus on staying healthy and taking care of your little one.

  • Learn about your behavioral health benefits, which will help you access a therapist, psychiatrist, or other behavioral health provider at CCHAcares.com/bhs.
  • If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis, contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can call or text 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Call the Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (833-852-6262) for 24/7, free, confidential help for pregnant and new moms in English and Spanish.
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) is a benefit (for members ages 20 and under and pregnant individuals) that covers medically necessary services such as screening, diagnostic and treatment services. These may include preventive care, dental, mental health, developmental, and specialty services. Learn more about the EPSDT benefit at CCHACares.com/EPSDT.
  • If you need help finding a dental care provider or have questions about your dental benefits, contact DentaQuest Customer Service Monday – Friday between 8 am and 5 pm at 1-855-225-1729, TTY 711 or at DentaQuest.com/Colorado.
  • Information about adult and pediatric dental benefits is available at CCHAcares.com/dental.
  • Information on pediatric dental benefits is available on page 28 of the Health First Colorado Member Handbook.

If you have Health First Colorado, you could qualify for 12 months of coverage after you give birth.

Don’t miss out on this important benefit! Tell Health First Colorado that you are pregnant or recently gave birth.

Here’s how:

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.