Medicaid is a health insurance program for people with limited income and resources who meet additional eligibility guidelines. In Iowa, you may qualify for Medicaid if you are 65 or older; have a disability (according to Social Security standards); or are a woman in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer. Additionally, you may be eligible if you have high medical costs, need assistance paying your Medicare premiums or have a special financial need not met by Social Security.


Contact Iowa Medicaid Member Services

To determine if you are eligible to receive Medicaid or to apply for benefits, call (800) 338-8366 or (515) 256-4606 from the Des Moines area between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak to a member services representative. You may also email

Apply for Benefits

You may start an online application for Medicaid and other benefits through the Iowa Department of Human Services’ Self Service Portal.



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