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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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hawk-i

hawk-i 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 hawk-i 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

If you were at work on December 3 rd , you might have felt a light breeze followed by some clapping. That light breeze was a collective exhale from the Health Department after staff learned that after several years of work, the department was officially accredited by the Public Health Accreditation...
Posted: December 11, 2018
The Scott County Health Department (SCHD) announced December 11 that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Accreditation demonstrates SCHD’s ability to meet national standards for high quality public health services, leadership, and...
Posted: December 11, 2018
CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.There have been no cases of illness associated with this outbreak in Iowa; however, Iowans are included in the nationwide safety alert...
Posted: November 20, 2018