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  • Utilities and Medical Concerns

    What to do if you have a medical condition and your utilities were shut off. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
  • Getting Emergency Medical Care

    Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care. Read More

  • Getting Help With a Substance Abuse Problem

    If you, a friend or a family member needs help for a drug or alcohol problem, there are programs and facilities that can help. Read More

  • Getting Medical Assistance

    Many people need help paying for health care. Iowa has several programs that may help you. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
  • Getting Mental Health Services

    If you, a friend, or a family member needs help with a mental health problem, there are programs and facilities that can help. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Getting the Health Care Services You Need

    Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer. Read More

  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Programs

    Sometimes a person who requires health-related care and assistance with activities of daily living does not need or want to move out of his or her home. Medicaid may be able to provide help for persons with disabilities who can live at home with support. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Iowa Department of Human Services Health Care Services

    Learn about Medicaid (Title 19), hawk-i: Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, and the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program. Links to application forms are included. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Listings of Clinic Locations and Hours

    Click on the yellow "Where to Get Other Help" tab above. Then enter your zip code, your community, or your county for details on local free and reduced cost medical clinics. This information is based on a list prepared by the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs, Department of Human Rights, revised in January 2004. Additional clinics from Free Clinics of Iowa are also included. If no clinic is listed, select a neighboring county. Call any clinic and ask if they serve your county, too. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Department of Human Rights
  • Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

    Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,094 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less. Read More

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Black lung disease benefits

    Find out about monthly payments and medical treatment for coal miners totally disabled from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Compare dialysis facilities

    Compare dialysis facilities in your area. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • County Public Hospitals in Iowa

    Many counties have a public hospital that must give free care to some people who live there. Many of these hospitals use "county hospital" in their name. Go to this website, select "County Public Health" and then select "Hospitals" for a list of county public hospitals in Iowa. Content Detail

  • Dealing With Medical Debt

    It is important to plan for medical expenses. Equally important is knowing how to deal with medical bills when you have no money to pay them. Read More

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    This federal law says hospitals getting Medicare funds must treat all who come to the hospital with an emergency medical condition without regard to ability to pay. Content Detail

    By:
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
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