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Health Insurance Resources

Health Insurance Resources

Having health insurance not only helps to keep you and your family healthy, but 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

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

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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.

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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

Find updated flood resource information on this page. New FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance information added May 16, 2019.
Posted: May 8, 2019
People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods. Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease. However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment. Any time you receive a wound, ask your...
Posted: May 6, 2019
Flood-related information to keep yourself healthy and safe during the flooding. http://idph.iowa.gov/flooding
Posted: May 3, 2019