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What is hawk-i?

Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa

Iowa offers hawk-i health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. hawk-i provides free or low cost healthcare coverage for kids and teens ages 1-19. No family pays more than $40 a month and some families pay nothing at all. A child who qualifies for hawk-i health insurance will get all of their health care services through a health plan that has agreed to participate in the program.

hawk-i Plan Options and Covered Services

Managed Care Organizations

The hawk-i program includes three health plans for members to choose from. The three Managed Care Organizations (MCO) members may choose for their health plan are:

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.
  • Amerihealth Caritas Iowa, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.

Summary of Benefits

Dental Services Provided

Delta Dental of Iowa

In addition to the three health plan coverage options through the MCOs, hawk-i also offers dental coverage through Delta Dental for your child.  If your child has medical coverage but needs dental coverage, hawk-i also provides a dental-only coverage option. 

Summary of Benefits

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for hawk-i, your child must meet the below qualifications:

  • A resident of the state of Iowa
  • Under 19 years of age
  • Have no other health insurance
  • A citizen of the United States or a qualified alien
  • Be in a family that meets the hawk-i income limits (Check your family’s income using the hawk-i income limits table to see if your children qualify for hawk-i).
  • Not a dependent of a State of Iowa employee
  • Not currently covered under the Medicaid program

How to Apply

File an application for the hawk-i program by following one of the below methods:

  • Visiting the DHS Services Portal to complete an on-line application
  • Printing and filling out an application from the DHS Services Portal and mailing to: Imaging Center 4. PO Box 2027, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
  • Calling hawk-i Customer Service at 1-800-257-8563 and asking that an application form be mailed to you

For more information about hawk-i covered services, or questions about how to apply, please contact your local hawk-i Outreach Coordinator at the Scott County Health Department at 563-328-4114 or visit

Presumptive Eligibility Services

Are you aware of an uninsured child in Scott County with healthcare needs?

If the child is a Scott County resident without health insurance, we may be able to help. Staff at the Scott County Health Department has become certified by the Iowa Department of Human Services to process presumptive eligibility applications for uninsured children. Presumptive Eligibility (PE) provides Medicaid for a limited time while a formal Medicaid eligibility determination is being made by the Iowa Department of Human Services. The goal of the presumptive eligibility process is to offer immediate health care coverage to people likely to be Medicaid eligible, before there has been a full Medicaid determination. PE is based on a household’s statements regarding their circumstances and income. If determined to be eligible, the applicant will have temporary Medicaid eligibility during the presumptive eligibility period. For more information about presumptive eligibility services, please contact staff at the Scott County Health Department at 563-328-4114 or visit Iowa Department of Human Services.

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