The Division of Professions and Occupations is providing the following information on behalf of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Please direct all questions to the Provider Enrollment website at or call the Provider Services Call Center at 1-844-235-2387, Option 2, then option 5.   

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) is asking for your help spreading the word about our need for more Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) providers to deliver care to Coloradans!  

As a result of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more Coloradans are in need of Health First Colorado (Medicaid) coverage. The Department is asking health care providers to join us in ensuring all Coloradans have access to quality health care during this public health crisis by becoming a Health First Colorado provider. We are also asking you to help us share this message with providers.

The Department is currently offering incentives to increase provider enrollment and help provide an important public service. This includes:

  • Allowing temporary enrollment for providers during the federally designated COVID-19 emergency

  • Delaying the application fee and fingerprinting process for applicable providers

  • Waiving site surveys for applicable providers.

Key Health First Colorado Provider Benefits 

  • We Pay FAST: Health First Colorado pays faster than private payers, with claims paid weekly and deposited directly into a business account.

  • Enrollment is Quick and Easy: Online enrollment means you can become a provider in just a few weeks.

  • Quick Customer Service: Our Provider Services Call Center answers calls in less than two minutes on average, and regional provider field representatives are available to assist you with more complex questions.

  • Customize Your Patient Experience: As a Health First Colorado provider, you have full control of the number of Health First Colorado patients you see, and whether or not your practice is published in our online Provider Directory.

Why Become a Provider?

Becoming a Health First Colorado provider gives you the opportunity to improve the health and well-being of more than a million Coloradans. Health First Colorado is more than health insurance – it is a vital public service, covering nearly a quarter of our state’s residents – serving more Coloradans than any other public or private health plan.

If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a Health First Colorado provider, please ask them to visit the Provider Enrollment website at or call the Provider Services Call Center at 1-844-235-2387, Option 2, then option 5