Getting a flu shot each year is recommended for everyone over six months old, especially those at high risk for the flu such as children five and younger, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with medical conditions or weakened immune systems.
You can get yours from your primary care provider (PCP) or any Health First Colorado pharmacy. Be sure to call ahead to make sure your provider or pharmacy is enrolled with Health First Colorado and is giving the vaccine.
The best way to learn about useful information like this is to upload the Health First Colorado app. (If you already have it, there’s a new version so you should update yours.) You can get your member ID card, find providers, learn about benefits, and access updates all from the app. Look for it in the App Store or Play Store.
This is meant to be free, so what do you do if you get a bill anyway? If you do get a bill, it should only be for your usual co-pay. They are not covered by Health First Colorado. If you get a larger bill, call your provider directly and make sure they know you have
Health First Colorado will pay for all covered services. Your provider should not send you have Health First Colorado or CHP+ coverage. If your provider still bills you, call the Member Contact Center at 1-800-221-3943 (State Relay: 711), Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
You can access a PDF with information about everything they do from Health First Colorado:
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