Ground ambulance licensing and secure transportation

Ground ambulance licensing

Licensing of ground ambulance services is conducted by county governments. Contact the county commissioner's office for specific county ambulance licensing requirements and/or verification of a valid license. Ground and air ambulance services are both required to collect and submit patient care data to the department through the Colorado ImageTrend Elite web portal.

Secure transportation licensing

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) began enrollment in the behavioral health secure transportation benefit on July 1, 2023. Licensed ground ambulance agencies are exempt from the requirement for an additional secure transportation licensing requirement and eligible to receive reimbursement if all the requirements of 6 CCR 1011-4 are met. This includes updating organizational profiles in OATH to notify the Department that an agency is providing behavioral health secure transportation and submitting yearly data. If you have any questions regarding reimbursement, please visit HCPF’s website at https://hcpf.colorado.gov/securetransport. More information about updating organizational profiles can be found here.

Profile required

Licensed ground ambulance agencies that provide behavioral health secure transport must submit an organizational profile via the OATH portal. All other behavioral health secure transport agencies must submit a profile here.