Children's Health Plan Plus - El Paso County Department of Human Services

El Paso County Department of Human Services

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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
General Information
Description of ServiceChildren's Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is health insurance coverage for low-income children under the age of 18. CHP+ provides medical benefits including inpatient and outpatient hospital, physician, prescription drugs, dental and mental health care. The CHP+ program is not directly administered through the El Paso County Department of Human Services, although you can apply through the DHS office.
LocationEl Paso County
Geographical AreaEl Paso County
Facility/ADA AccessFull Access
Intake ProcedureWalk in to apply in person at the El Paso County DHS office Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or go online to apply for services at
Intake RequirementsWill need to provide supporting documents such as ID's for the household, birth certificates for the household, social security numbers for the household, all sources of income, proof of residency (such as a utility bill, lease agreement, letter from the person you are staying with, etc.) and any court orders related to child custody.
Helpful TipsIf you are applying through the PEAK Website, before you start your online application, you might want to gather the following information to help you complete the application:

- Full names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for the people applying for benefits.

- If someone in your home is pregnant, the due date and number of babies for that pregnancy.

- If someone is working, pay check stubs for that person’s job(s). We will ask how much each person makes at his/her job, how often he/she is paid, and how many hours he/she works.

- Benefit check stubs or award letters for types of income, such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Child Support. They will ask when these types of benefits started, how much is received, and how often it is received.

- If someone is self‐employed, last year’s tax return for his/her self‐employment (if he/she field taxes for the business). Otherwise, try to gather information about his/her income and expenses for the business.

- How much you pay each month for housing (examples: rent, lot rent, mortgage, property taxes, or homeowner’s insurance).

- How much you pay each month for utilities (examples: electricity, gas, phone, water, and trash removal).

- How much you pay for someone’s care (example: day care for your children) and who provides the care.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, Interpretation Services
EligibilityChildren age 18 and under and pregnant women age 19 and over that are low income Colorado residents. Cannot be eligible for medicaid or have health insurance.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesYes
Fee AmountsCall for current fee amounts
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Contact Information
Contact's Phone (800) 359-1991 (CHP+)
Physical Site Address 1 1675 Garden of Gods Road
Physical Site Address 2 3rd Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Main Phone (800) 359-1991 (CHP+)
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656
Other Phone (719) 636-0000 (DHS Main Line)
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: El Paso County Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: El Paso County Department of Human Services
This Service: Children's Health Plan Plus - El Paso County Department of Human Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: CHIP Programs (NL-5000.1500)