This page contains information for enrolled CSU students with health insurance coverage provided by Colorado Medicaid/Health First Colorado.

Why is CSU Health Network not an approved Medicaid provider?

One of the understood criteria is that Medicaid providers must be open to the general public. Since CSU Health Network’s mission and purpose is to serve CSU students, we cannot meet this requirement.

What does this mean for CSU students with Medicaid coverage?

All CSU students who pay the medical and counseling access fees are able to be seen at the CSU Health Network. Although we cannot bill Colorado Medicaid for our services, our providers can order, prescribe and refer students to in-network providers with Colorado Medicaid.

Office visits:

Students with Colorado Medicaid insurance can access office visits with CSU Health Network medical and psychiatry providers. Learn more about how to make a medical or psychiatry appointment.

Referrals and additional services:

If a CSU Health Network provider determines that you need to see a specialist or receive additional services, such as physical therapy, x-rays, immunizations, or dental services, the provider will write a referral or place an order for you to receive those services with a local Colorado Medicaid provider. This process helps limit out-of-pocket costs for students with Colorado Medicaid insurance. See below for a list of some of the approved Colorado Medicaid clinics in the Fort Collins community. For assistance in finding a local provider, specialist or clinic that is accepting new Medicaid patients, visit


CSU Health Network providers can write prescriptions for you that can be billed to Colorado Medicaid. In addition, the CSU Health Network Pharmacy is contracted with Colorado Medicaid, which means you can get your prescriptions filled at the CSU Health and Medical Center and the cost can be billed to Colorado Medicaid.

Counseling Services and mental health support:

By paying student fees, all students have full access to a wide range of mental health support services, including CSU Health Network Counseling Services, at no additional cost regardless of the type of insurance coverage you carry. Visit Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center to get connected to the services that are best for you.

Community Resources forColorado Medicaid/Health First Colorado

For assistance in finding a local provider that is accepting new Medicaid patients and/or offers sliding scale fees, visit


Salud Family Health Centers
(970) 434-0999
2 locations:
1830 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
1635 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

UCHealth Family Medicine Center
(970) 495-8800
1025 Pennock Place, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Associates in Family Medicine – CSU Office
(970) 237-8200
CSU Health and Medical Center, 1st floor
151 W Lake Street, Suite 1500, Fort Collins, CO 80523
*Be sure to indicate to the person scheduling your appointment that you are a CSU student with Colorado Medicaid insurance. Note that this clinic may not be accepting new Medicaid patients. 

Banner Fort Collins Medical Center
(970) 821-4000
4700 Lady Moon Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80528

Poudre Valley Hospital Emergency Room
(970) 495-8020
1024 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment – Immunizations and Reproductive Health
(970) 498-6700
1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Health District of Northern Larimer County – Dental Services
(970) 416-5331
202 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Planned Parenthood – Reproductive Health
(970) 493-0281
825 South Shields St, Suites 4-7, Fort Collins, CO 80521

SummitStone Community Crisis Clinic – 24/7 Walk-In Mental Health/Psychiatric Care
(970) 494-4200
1217 Riverside Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Things to remember when utilizing community resources:
  • Bring your insurance card and a form of identification with you.
  • Keep in mind that some clinics may not be accepting new patients with Colorado Medicaid insurance.
  • Once you have scheduled an appointment, contact the CSU Health Network Medical Records department at (970) 491-7121 to have your records transferred to your new healthcare provider.