Children’s Extensive Services Waiver (CES)

Ages Birth through 17

Allows children (under 18) with developmental disabilities or delays, who also demonstrate intensive behavioral and/or medical needs, to be eligible for Health First Colorado benefits.



Qualifying for CES Medicaid Waiver services

  • Must be 17 years old or younger
  • Child receiving services must live in the family home
  • Demonstrate severe medical and/or behavioral needs that require almost constant line-of-sight supervision to ensure safety
  • Have a disability as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), or have a developmental delay if under the age of five
  • Meet financial determination requirements as outlined in the Colorado Code of Regulations and as determined by your local Department of Human Services (DHS)


Available CES Waiver Services
Adapted Therapeutic Recreation & Fees
Assistive Technology
Community Connector
Home Accessibility Adaptations
Homemaker services
Parent Education
Professional Services (includes Hippotherapy, Massage & Movement Therapy)
Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies
Vehicle Adaptations


Visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing website for the most up-to-date information on the CES Waiver.

Need to contact our Intake and Enrollment Team?

To learn more about eligibility for any of the programs and services offered at Foothills Gateway, Inc., please contact us at intaketeam@foothillsgateway.org.