We are a nonprofit health plan that provides access to behavioral and physical health services for Coloradans. Below is a list of our current lines of business:

We also provide administrative services for the CHP+ State Managed Care Network and CHP+ Prenatal Care Program. To learn more about the CHP+ State Managed Care Network, visit

Our Vision

Healthy communities transformed by the care that people want at a cost we can all afford.

Our Mission

Partner with communities and empower people through access to quality, affordable care.

Our Heritage

It began with a vision to increase equal access to high quality care for medically underserved Coloradans.

Twenty years ago, Children's Hospital Colorado, University Physicians, Inc., Colorado Community Managed Care Network, and University of Colorado Hospital founded our nonprofit organization with the belief that everyone, regardless of income or circumstance, should have access to quality, affordable care. That belief became our legacy and it still lives on today in our mission.

We are community oriented and driven by the needs of our members. Through regular provider and consumer advisory, engagement, and partnerships, we work to strengthen the communities we serve through access to quality care. We are proud to be local and mission driven and we will never lose sight of why we're here and whom we serve.

Caring for you and your health…it's what we do.

Our Values

We act with great care and attention for the people we serve. We are driven by the desire to improve lives and communities. We treat each other with respect and kindness.

Nothing is more important than the trust of our members, providers, partners and employees. We operate with integrity at all times and we follow rules and regulations as a matter of principle, not obligation.

We are driven by helping those we serve achieve positive results. We strive to exceed expectations and create a positive experience for our customers and employees. We demonstrate accountability for delivering high performance, strong results, value-added operations and quality service.

We work as a team with our partners in the community. We build on the success and innovation of mission-aligned partners to the benefit of those we serve. We achieve better results when we work together.

We find new ways to add value with technology, ideas, programs, services, and tools. We are forward-thinking, seeking ways to transform healthcare with innovative approaches and proven solutions. We share and apply lessons we learn to continuously improve and grow.

Our Timeline:

1994 - Colorado Access is established
1995 - Received HMO License
1996 - Medicaid enrollment begins
1998 - Access Behavioral Care Denver BHO contract begins
1999 - CHP+ offered by Colorado Access established
2006 - Access Advantage (Medicare) plan established
2008 - Access Advantage expands into San Luis Valley
2009 - CHP+ State Managed Care Network contract begins
2010 - Behavioral Health Inc., contract begins
2011 - Access Advantage expands into Northeast Colorado
  - Medicaid RCCO regions 2, 3, and 5 contracts begin
2012 - Rated Denver Post's Top Workplace
2013 - Became a URAC Accredited Health Plan
  - Wyoming Access established
  - Single Entry Point contract begins for long term care services
  - Formed subsidiary companies to diversify businesses
  - Launch of Access Health Colorado plans on health insurance Marketplace (part of New Health Ventures, Inc. subsidiary)
  - Formation of Access Management Services LLC for staff and infrastructure in service to Colorado Access and all subsidiary companies
2014 - Access Behavioral Care Northeast BHO contract begins
  - Telemedicine platform implemented (part of AccessCare, subsidiary)

In The Community

Our Members Matter


Our Members Matter

Upcoming Events

November 12

CART (Community Accessing Resources Together)  A free health care event that will help Coloradoans get connected for health care, nutrition education, food assistance sites, dental care and mental care services. COA has partnered up with CART and we will be hosting a table offering assistance with enrollment for CHP+ and Medicaid.

Click here for more information

November 17

Project Homeless Connect 15 (PHC15) PHC is a one day, free event where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can access services and resources including medical care, Homeless Court, benefit assistance, employment services, haircuts, clothing and other community resources.




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