Medical Leave to Care for Yourself


Colorado workers may need to use paid medical leave to take care of themselves if they have a serious health condition. A serious health condition is defined as any of the following that involve inpatient care in a hospital, hospice or residential medical care facility, or continuing treatment by a health care provider:

  • Illness
  • Injury that is not work related
  • Surgery
  • Impairment
  • Pregnancy or recovery from childbirth

Documents Needed:

  • Serious Health Condition form: when applying for medical leave, your licensed health care provider must fill out and sign your serious health condition form. You must start the claim filing process in My FAMLI+ in order to download a form that is unique to you. If your doctor is already registered in the system, they’ll be able to certify your claim all online without having to pass around paperwork. You can encourage your doctor to register by giving them this flyer.
  • For all reasons an individual applies for FAMLI leave, the Division may request additional reasonable information or documentation necessary (outside of what’s asked for in My FAMLI+) to process the claim.