Child Health Programs (HCP)

HCP provides care coordination, information, and referrals to regional specialty medical clinics for families and children who have special medical care needs. The HCP staff assists families to coordinate care with other local agencies that serve children. The HCP program is administered through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Working from a "Medical Home Approach," which identifies the patient and the primary physician as the team leader, HCP program believes all children with special health care needs should have an opportunity to receive services which facilitate their optimum development. Parents receive assistance in identifying available services to strengthen family life while coping with the unique needs of their children.

Who qualifies for HCP services? Children:

  • whose families are Colorado residents;
  • who are under 21 years of age;
  • who have a special HCP-eligible medical condition or diagnosis; and
  • who are referred by a physician or other professional.

What services can HCP offer for your child?

  • Access to local specialty clinics;
  • A local Nurse Coordinator to help locate and establish needed services for children with complex medical needs. “The Medical Home Approach” identifies the patient, family, the primary physician as the team leaders, and includes nurses, therapists, pharmacists and payment sources as the core of the patient’s comprehensive multifaceted medical treatment team.

Child Health Related Projects

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If you have questions or would like more information about the HCP program or other Child Health Programs, contact:
Debra Sego, PHN, Child Health Services and HCP Coordinator
970-874-2190 (

Related State of Colorado Links

Department of Public Health and Environment