Health First Colorado Specialty Care Providers

Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) can provide free services and support to help Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) specialty care providers care for their patients.

CCHA provides the following services at no cost to help specialty providers support their patients.

  • Provider relations to connect you to resources and support
  • Care Coordination Services from our team of nurses, social workers and community resource specialists
  • A centralized call center to assist both providers and members
  • Behavioral health integration to help specialty care providers refer members
  • Member resources to help educate about Health First Colorado benefits

To learn more about CCHA support for specialty providers, contact

Join Our Specialty Care Referral Network

We invite you to join our referral network. We work together with primary care, behavioral health and specialty providers to get members connected to the services and resources they need. Referrals are not required for primary care providers, behavioral health providers, or specialty providers.

Need Help Coordinating Care for Your Health First Colorado Patients?

Region 6 Care Coordination Referral Form (members with a PCP in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson counties)

Region 7 Care Coordination Referral Form (members with a PCP in El Paso, Park and Teller counties)

Referral form for members attributed to providers in Teller county only (Region 7)

Important Reminder for Specialists - Include NPI on Referral Forms

If you are a specialist provider, please ensure you have included the referring provider ID (referring practice’s NPI) when processing claims to Health First Colorado through the portal. See the image below.

  • The referring provider ID must be an NPI.
  • If the referring physician has not included their NPI with their referral, please request it from them.

While the portal currently shows this field as “optional,” performing this step is critical to understanding the needs of our member population.

Submit Professional Claim Guide

Completing this step does not commit your practice to seeing additional Health First Colorado members, nor does it include you in our provider directory. CCHA will not distribute your information to other practices or agencies. For more information, 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.