Medicaid Information for Parents

The DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program works in conjunction with your student’s school’s Special Education Team to claim funds through the State of Colorado’s School Health Services Program. Through the claiming efforts of the special education teams that provide care for your student, the School Medicaid Reimbursement Program generates funds that enhance health services throughout DCSD. Specifically, these funds provide:

  • Nursing support
  • Mental health and prevention programs
  • Emergency health funding for uninsured and under-insured students
  • Health-related supplies and equipment for schools
  • Medicaid/Child Health Plan Plus outreach support 

You can help DCSD continue to provide these services by signing the one-time Consent to Release Information for School Medicaid Reimbursement, which is part of the online registration process.  These parent consents are one-time consents and will be valid throughout the entire duration your student is attending the school district.

It is a requirement that DCSD obtains consent from a student’s parent or legal guardian to submit reimbursement claims. This consent allows DCSD to share information with the School Health Services (SHS) Program about health-related services provided to your child at school. Those services are outlined in his or her Individual Education Program or other plan of care.  Even if your child does not currently have Medicaid insurance, we are asking that parents complete the consent form regardless of the student’s Medicaid eligibility. The consent can be revoked by the parent at any time.

It is important to know that the School Health Services Program has no effect on the personal benefits to individual students who qualify for Medicaid health insurance coverage. It is simply a program to reimburse school districts for health related services they already provide to students. 

Medicaid Annual Parent Notification Form (EnglishSpanish)

COVID Vaccines Update:
toolkit to assist partners with outreach has been developed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.govand the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children (www.healthychildren.orghave updated information about the vaccine.  

Many medical offices will soon begin offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years. Pediatric providers are encouraged to enroll as COVID-19 Vaccine providers with CDPHE to help ensure access to the vaccinePrimary care providers can receive grant funding ranging from up to $60,000 to $120,000 (depending on practice size) to support the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Additional resources are below:

Find upcoming clinics for children
Beginning November 6, all mobile vaccination clinics will have vaccines for children aged 5 to 11. 
Find an appointment at a mobile vaccination clinic near you.
Some doctor’s offices and pharmacies are also now taking vaccine appointments for children. Find a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers for children age 5-11
Initial demand for the children’s vaccine has been very high, and although many slots this weekend already are full, Colorado will have ample supply of the vaccine. Updated information about the vaccine is available at

For assistance with Medicaid enrollment please contact Tri-County Health @ 303-363-3013.

If you have any questions about The School Medicaid Reimbursement Program including parental consent,  please email

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 720-433-1083.

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