Child Health Programs (HCP)

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance administers the Health Care Program (HCP) which includes 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.

Working from a "medical home approach," which identifies the patient and the primary physician as the team leader, the 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.

For more information about the HCP program, visit the HCP web page.

Who qualifies for HCP services? Children:

  • whose families are Colorado residents;
  • who are under 21 years of age;
  • who have, or are at risk for, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions; and
  • whose referrals can be made by professional sources as well as self-referrals.

What services can HCP offer for your child?

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

Youth Safety, Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Childhood Health, Nutrition and Exercise.  If you have questions or would like more information about the HCP program or other Child Health Programs, contact:

Debra Hornbacher, PHN, Child Health Services and HCP Coordinator
Email Debra Hornbacher


Colorado HCP