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Getting Free Care at One of Iowa's County Hospitals

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Any resident of a county with a county hospital may be able to get free care from the hospital if they meet certain conditions.

  1. The county must maintain a "county hospital."

    Iowa has forty-three (43) county hospitals. Property taxes go to support these county hospitals. A list of the county hospitals is below.

  2. You must be low-income. The board of trustees for the county hospital sets the standards.

    You can go to the business office of a county public hospital and ask for a copy of their standards to see if you are able to get free care and treatment.

  3. You must be a resident of the county the hospital serves.

    A person is a resident of a county when the person declares the county is his or her home with the intent to remain there permanently or for a definite or indefinite length of time.

Iowa law requires county hospitals to provide free care in the hospital. It does not require doctors or other staff who do not work for the hospital to provide free care.

You should check with the business office to see if you may qualify for free care. There is no time limit to apply for free care, so you can even ask that older bills be covered.

If you think you should be able to get free care and are turned down, and cannot resolve the problem with the county hospital on your own, contact your local Iowa Legal Aid office.

AdairAdair County Memorial Hospital
609 SE Kent Street
Greenfield, IA 50849
(641) 743-2123
AudubonAudubon County Memorial Hospital
515 Pacific Street
Audubon, IA 50025-1052
(712) 563-2611
BooneBoone County Hospital
1015 Union Street
Boone, IA 50036 - 4821
(515) 432-3140
BuchananPeople's Memorial Hospital
1600 First Street E
Independence, IA 50644-3155
(319) 334-6071
Buena VistaBuena Vista Regional Medical Center
1525 West 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 732-4030
CassCass County Memorial Hospital
1501 E 10 Street
Atlantic, IA 50022 - 1936
(712) 243-3250
ClarkeClarke County Hospital
800 S. Fillmore Street
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-5327
CrawfordCrawford County Memorial Hospital
2020 1st Ave. S.
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-5021 and 1-888-747-0852
DallasDallas County Hospital
610 10 Street
Perry, IA 50220 - 2221
(515) 465-3547
DavisDavis County Hospital
507 N Madison Street
Bloomfield, IA 52537 - 1271
(641) 664-2145
DecaturDecatur County Hospital
1405 NW Church Street
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446 4871
DelawareRegional Medical Center
709 West Main
P.O. Box 359
Manchester, IA 52057
(563) 927-3232
DickinsonLakes Regional Hospital
Highway 71 South
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-1230
FloydFloyd County Memorial Hospital
800 11th Street
Charles City, IA 50616 - 3468
(641) 228-6830
FranklinFranklin General Hospital
1720 Central Avenue East
Hampton, IA
(641) 456-5000
GreeneGreene County Medical Center
1000 W. Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
(515) 386-2114
GrundyGrundy County Memorial Hospital
201 E J Ave
Grundy Center, IA 50638 - 2028
(319) 824-5421
GuthrieGuthrie County Hospital
710 North 12th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
(641) 747-2201
HamiltonHamilton Hospital
800 Ohio Street
Webster City, IA 50595
(515) 832-9400
HancockHancock County Memorial Hospital
532 1st Street NW
Britt, IA 50423
(641) 843-5000
HenryHenry County Health Center
407 South White Street
Saunders Park
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-3141
HowardRegional Health Services Of Howard County
235 Eighth Avenue West
Cresco, IA 52136 - 1098
(563) 547-2101
HumboldtHumboldt County Memorial Hospital
1000 15th North
Humboldt IA 50548
(515) 332-4200
JacksonJackson County Public Hospital
700 W Grove Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060 - 2163
(563) 652-2474
JeffersonJefferson County Hospital
400 Highland Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-4111
KeokukKeokuk County Health Center
1312 South Stuart Street
Sigourney, IA 52591-0286
(641) 622 2720
KossuthKossuth Regional Health Center
1515 S Phillips Street
Algona, IA 50511 - 3649
(515) 295-2451
LucasLucas County Health Center
Chariton, IA 50049-1210
(641) 774-2181
MadisonMadison County Memorial Hospital
300 Hutchings
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-2373
MahaskaMahaska Health Partnership
1229 C Avenue East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 672-3100
MitchellMitchell County Regional Health Center
616 North Eighth Street
Osage, IA 50461
(641) 732-6000
MonroeMonroe County Hospital
6580 165th Street
Albia, IA 52531
(641) 932-2134
MontgomeryMontgomery County Memorial Hospital
2301 Eastern Av
Red Oak, IA
(712) 623-7000
Palo AltoPalo Alto County Hospital
3201 First Street
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(712) 852-5500
PolkBroadlawns Medical Center
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-2200
RinggoldRinggold County Hospital
211 Shellway Drive
Mount Ayr, Ia 50854
(641) 464-3226
ShelbyMyrtue Memorial Hospital
1213Garfield Avenue,
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-5161
StoryStory County Hospital
630 Sixth Street
Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 382-2111
UnionSouthwest Iowa Regional Medical Center
1700 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7091
Van BurenVan Buren County Memorial Hospital
Keosauqua, IA 52565
(319) 293-3171
WashingtonWashington County Hospital & Clinic
400 East Polk Street, P.O. Box 909
Washington, IA 52353
(319) 653-5481
Wayne Wayne County Hospital
417 S. East Street
P. O. Box 305
Corydon, IA 50060-3050
(641) 872-2260
WinneshiekWinneshiek County Memorial Hospital
901 Montgomery Street
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-2911


Last Review and Update: Jan 12, 2005
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