Community Mental Health Supports Waiver (CMHS)

Ages 18 and older

Allows adults (18 and older) with mental illness to receive long-term supports in a home or community-based setting. 



Qualifying for CMHS Medicaid Waiver services

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Experience severe and persistent mental health needs that require assistance with one or more activities of daily living
    • Currently have, or at any time during the past year leading up to the assessment, have a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and
    • Have a disorder that is episodic, recurrent, or has persistent features, but may vary in terms of severity and disabling effects, and
    • Has resulted in functional impairment which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major activities of daily living
  • Meet financial determination requirements as outlined in the Colorado Code of Regulations and as determined by your local Department of Human Services (DHS)


Available CMHS Waiver Services
Adult Day Services
Alternative Care Facilities
Home Delivered Meals
Home Modification
Homemaker Services
Life Skills Training
Medication Reminder
Non-medical Transportation
Peer Mentorship
Personal Care
Personal Emergency Response System
Remote Supports
Respite Care
Transition Set Up
Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)

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

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