Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Children's Home and Community Based Services button Persons with Brain Injury (HCBS-BI) button
A waiver program for disabled children, birth through 17 years of age who are at risk of institutionalization in a hospital or nursing facility and who would not otherwise be eligible for Medicaid due to parental income and/or resources.

Services provided in a home or community setting to individuals (16 to 64 years of age) meeting rehabilitation criteria and with cognitive deficits

  • who are eligible for Medicaid reimbursement post acute care,
  • who would require continued hospitalization without the provision of intensive HCBS-BI services, and
  • for whom HCBS-BI services can be provided at no more than the cost of hospital care.
Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (HCBS-EBD) button Pediatric Hospice Waiver (Hopeful Program) button

Services provided in a home community setting to individuals (18 years of age or older)

  • who are eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for long term care,
  • who would require nursing facility care without the provision of HCBS-EBD, and
  • for whom HCBS-EBD services can be provided at no more than the cost of nursing facility care
The Pediatric Hospice Waiver (HOPEFUL PROGRAM) is a program to keep children who qualify for Hospital Level of Care out of the hospital and in the home as much as possible. This waiver program serves children from birth through eighteen years of age.
Persons Living with AIDS (HCBS-PLWA) button Persons Living with Major Mental Illness (HCBS-MI) button

Services provided in a home or community setting to individuals, regardless of age

  • who are eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for long term care,
  • who would require nursing facility care or hospital care without the provision of HCBS-PLWA, and
  • for whom HCBS-PLWA services can be provided at
  • no more than the cost of nursing facility care for persons needing nursing facility level of care, or
  • no more than the cost of hospital care for persons needing hospital level of care.
Provides a home community setting to individuals, 18 years of age or older who would require nursing facility care without the provision of HCBS-MI. Individuals must have a major mental illness diagnosis as defined by Medicaid regulations to be considered for service 


Important Numbers - Adult Services

Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480
Welfare Fraud Hotline
(970) 256-2421 
Adult Protective Services & Options for Long Term Care
(970) 248-2888 
Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400  
Area Agency on Aging
(970) 248-2717 
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871 
Assistance Programs - Fax Number
(970) 248-2849
Veterans Office
(970) 248-2733