Medicaid School Health Services Program

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    About Us

    Cherry Creek School District participates in this state and federal funded program that allows our school district to seek partial reimbursement from the state of Colorado for the health and medical services provided in the school setting to students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are on Medicaid. Colorado law requires these reimbursement funds be used to enhance, expand and improve the health and wellness of our Cherry Creek Schools students. 

    Past monies have allowed the district to purchase and support the following:
    • Adaptive equipment and communication devices
    • Medical and safety supplies
    • Mental health programs and assessments
    • Immunization, vision and dental clinics
    • CPR training for CCSD staff

    Parents of those Medicaid-eligible IEP students in our district can be reassured that the school's Medicaid reimbursement does not affect the family's personal Medicaid benefits in any way.

    Growth and the Future
    We believe that healthy students are better learners. It is exciting to see how the Medicaid Program has grown over the years. Because the school district has a limited budget, participating in this Medicaid program allows the district to support many programs and purchase specialized health equipment that the district could otherwise not afford.

    There are 3 priority areas identified for use of the future program's reimbursement funds:

    1. Increase Mental Health Services
    2. Increase the number of CPR/First Aid certified district employees
    3. Support the district health providers with equipment to service the students they work with 

    Local Service Plan

    The Medicaid Local Service Plan (LSP) Committee consists of parents, community partners and district staff.  This Committee meets every five years to determine how Medicaid funds will be spent.

    If you are interested in becoming part of the Medicaid LSP Committee, please contact the Medicaid department at

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Last Modified on September 11, 2023