Assistance when applying for Colorado Medicaid

My name is Savannah, I am the Benefits Coordinator for the Southern Ute Tribal Health Department. I assist patients of the Southern Ute Tribe Health Clinic (SUHC) with applying for Colorado Medicaid. Depending on your income and number of household members, you may be eligible for Free or low-cost public health insurance from Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or the Child Health Plan Plus (CHIP+) program administered by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  

The COVID-19 pandemic health crisis expanded eligibility to many federal health insurance plans including Colorado Medicaid, coverage through the Insurance Marketplace or Private Health insurance.  

We ask that if you have been approved for any federal or private insurance, to please update the Front Desk at the Southern Ute Health Clinic with your insurance details.  

At this time, we can assist you with over the phone appointments, they can take from 45 mins to an hour to complete. The State of Colorado is allowing health department staff to complete Medicaid Applications over the phone, which makes the process easier and safer for us to facilitate the application.  

Also, if you are reaching the age of 65, please check your mail for information on Medicare being sent to you, as you are at the eligible age to qualify for those benefits.  

Please remember, that if you go to any Medical Providers, always present your Medical Insurance Cards to them, always update them especially if you have new insurance. My office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday  Friday to assist with any questions or assistance regarding Colorado Medicaid or any other insurance plan.  

Contact Savannah Benally, Benefits Coordinator at 970563-2204Southern Ute Tribal Health Department.  

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