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Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

How to Apply for Hawki

Below are some of the eligibility requirements to determine if your child qualifies for the Hawki program:

  • 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 Hawki income limits (Check your family's income in the Hawki Income Guidelines table to see if your children qualify for Hawki)
  • Not a dependent of a State of Iowa employee
  • Not currently covered under the Medicaid program

Note: If you are a Native American or Alaska Native, please read additional information in the American Indian and Alaska Native Program web page.

Fill out an application, or call Hawki, if you think your children may qualify. 

Convenient ways to file an application for the Hawki program:

  1. Online by using the DHS Services Portal.
  2. Print and fill out the Application (Form 470-5170). (Spanish Form 470-5170S). Mail the application to:
Imaging Center 4 
PO Box 2027
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
  1. Call Hawki Member Services at 1-800-257-8563 and ask for an application to be mailed to you.

For assistance with filling out the application, find the Hawki Outreach Coordinator in your area.


Hawki Member Services (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1-800-257-8563 (Toll Free)
For telephone accessibility assistance if you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.
Llame al 1-800-735-2942, a Relay Iowa TTY (teléfono de texto para personas con problemas de audición, del habla y ceguera) si necesita asistencia telefónicamente.