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Denver Health Medicaid Choice

Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) is free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify.


Health First Colorado administered by Denver Health Medicaid Choice (DHMC), is for individuals who live in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, or Adams counties. As a DHMC member, you can get care at the Denver Health main campus and any of Denver Health’s nine Family Health Centers throughout metro Denver, as well as various Denver Health School- Based Health Centers. In addition, Medicaid Choice members pay no copays for covered visits and medicines and have expanded benefits, including eyewear.

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Denver Health Medicaid Choice (DHMC) Benefits

DHMC offers all of the same benefits as Fee-for-Service Medicaid, plus these added benefits:
  • NO COST: Regular Checkups
  • NO COST: Hospital Care
  • NO COST: Pregnancy Care
  • NO COST: Mental Health Services
  • NO COST: Prescriptions
  • NO COST: Lab/Imaging
  • NO COST: Eyeglasses
  • NO COST: Primary and Specialty Care
  • NO COST: Urgent/Emergency Care
  • NO COST: Over-the-Counter medicines such as Tylenol, Advil or Robitussin at Denver Health pharmacies, if prescribed by your Denver Health provider