Behavioral Health Services

Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) members have comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services through their regional organization. Behavioral health providers can get you medically necessary behavioral health services, like therapy or medications.

Who Qualifies?

You must be a Health First Colorado member with a behavioral health diagnosis that is covered by the program to receive covered services.

Benefits and services available through your regional organization:

  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Case management services
  • Clubhouse/drop-in centers
  • Drug screening and monitoring
  • Emergency services
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Inpatient hospital psychiatric care
  • Medication management
  • Outpatient hospital psychiatric services
  • Prevention/early intervention activities
  • Psychiatrist services
  • Recovery services
  • Residential and inpatient substance use disorder services
  • Residential mental health services
  • Respite services
  • School-based and day treatment services for children/youth
  • Social detoxification services
  • Vocational services

What Does It Cost?

There are no co-pays for Health First Colorado behavioral health services through your regional organization. However, if you have other insurance, you must use that insurance first before using Health First Colorado benefits.

How do I find a provider?

Your primary care provider or regional organization can help you find a behavioral health provider.

Every Health First Colorado member has a primary care provider. Members and primary care providers belong to a regional organization that helps make sure Health First Colorado members get the health care and services they need. Regional organizations can also help members understand and manage physical and behavioral health benefits, find specialists or other providers, and connect members with transportation, food assistance or other social services, if needed.

Care Coordination

If you have complicated behavioral health needs or are having trouble getting the care you need, your regional organization can help you get care coordination. Care coordination offers different supports to make sure you have the resources you need. Care coordination may include helping you get transportation to your appointments, finding a specialist, or connecting you to other programs and resources to help you.

Getting Services Right Away

Call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK or text "TALK" to 38255 or chat online at coloradocrisisservices.org.