Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

We administer the Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP), which provides discounted health care services to low-income people and families. CICP is not a health insurance program. Patients who qualify for discounted health care under CICP also qualify for Hospital Discounted Care.

Who Qualifies?

  • People residing in Colorado
  • People who meet income guidelines
  • People who are not eligible for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
  • People who are covered by Medicare or who have other health insurance may be eligible for CICP.

Examples of CICP approximate income limits

Family SizeApproximate Annual IncomeApproximate Monthly Income
1up to $37,650up to $3,137
2up to $51,100up to $4,258
3up to $64,550up to $5,379
4up to $78,000up to $6,500

How To Apply

  • You must provide information and income for you and your household members.
  • You may call a participating CICP provider to schedule an appointment to complete the application process.
    • To find hospitals and clinics that participate in the CICP, see the CICP Provider Directory or call (toll free) 1-800-221-3943 / State Relay: 711.

Benefits and Services

  • Emergency care is discounted at hospitals that participate in the CICP.
  • Since CICP is not health insurance, medical services discounted under CICP may be different at each participating hospital or clinic.
    • Some providers may discount urgent care, inpatient hospital care, primary care and prescription drugs.
  • All applications must be completed within 181 days of the date of service.

What Does CICP Cost?

  • You are responsible for co-payments for services you receive.
    • Co-payments will vary depending on the medical services you receive.
  • Your family's income determines what you pay.
  • You are responsible for medical services or tests not discounted by your CICP provider.
  • Your CICP discount only applies to services received by a qualified CICP provider.
  • Your CICP discount applies after any health insurance you might have.
  • You pay the lower of remaining charges that your health insurance does not cover, or the CICP co-payment, whichever amount is lower.

Does CICP Count As Health Insurance?

No, CICP is not health insurance program. As of 2014, if you or your family are currently enrolled in CICP, you might now be eligible for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program). You can find out if you qualify for Health First Colorado, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), or other programs like food assistance by visiting our How to Apply page or by calling toll free: 1-800-221-3943 /State Relay: 711.

Where Can I Find Out About Other Health Insurance Options?

You or your family may qualify for discounted health insurance coverage purchased through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace. To find out more, visit the Connect for Health Colorado website or call toll free: 1-855-PLANS4YOU (855-752-6749) or TDD: 1-855-346-3432.

If you have more questions about CICP please contact the Health First Colorado Member Contact Center.