Health Insurance Resources

Health Insurance Resources

Having health insurance helps to keep you and your family healthy, and can prevent you from experiencing out-of-pocket health care costs.  SCHD staff can help you and your family connect with the following health insurance programs:  

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Hawki is a free or low-cost health insurance for the children and teenagers of working Iowa families.​​

Health insurance application, pencil & glasses

Presumptive Eligibility

Presumptive Eligibility is temporary Medicaid health insurance that starts the same day that you apply.  It helps you to do things like go to the doctor or fill a prescription, while you wait for the Iowa Department of Human Services to review your application for ongoing Medicaid or Hawki coverage.

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The Care for Kids program at the Scott County Health Department can help local families on Iowa Medicaid and Hawki with connecting to:

  • Health care providers taking their health insurance (like doctors, dentists, vision care providers, and other specialists)
  • Health insurance resources (like who to call for rides to appointments, where to get a replacement insurance card, and who to contact for billing questions)
  • Community resources (like food pantries, child care assistance, and heating assistance)

News & Notices

Public Meeting to Obtain Input on Proposed Park View Rental Registration and Inspections Regulations Notice is given that Scott County will hold a public meeting to obtain input on proposed Park View Rental Registration and Inspection regulations. Click title for full notice.
Posted: November 20, 2019
New Publication Highlights Connection Between Education and Life Expectancy Publication: Preventative Medicine Reports 2019 Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335519301512?via%3Dihub A recent study has focused on the link between education and life expectancy. In public...
Posted: November 4, 2019
Our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report has been posted. https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/…/board-heal…/annual-reports
Posted: October 30, 2019