Webster County
Health Department
Hawk-i Insurance


723 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-4107
Fax: 515-955-1682
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Email: public_health@webstercountyia.org

Hawk-i / Presumptive Title 19 Insurance for Children

Contact:  Jamie Saxton
515-573-2222 or 515-573-4107

Program Information:  Hawk-i is low cost/no cost health insurance for children.  They offer two plans - a medical & dental plan and also a dental only plan.  The cost per month is based on the family size and income.  There are many services that Hawk-i covers such as doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, well-child check-ups, vaccines/shots, emergencies, surgery, dental care, vision exams, hearing services, mental health & substance abuse care, chiropractic care & speech therapy. 

To qualify for Hawk-i your child must:

  • Be under the age of 19
  • Be uninsured
  • Not be on title 19
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted resident alien
  • Meet the income guidelines

Presumptive Eligibility Insurance is a temporary insurance that allows children to obtain medical services while it is being determined if a child is eligible for Medicaid services or Hawk-i. 

In order to qualify for this program you must:

  • Be under the age of 19
  • Be an Iowa resident
  • Be a citizen or qualified alien
  • Not been on presumptive eligibility in the past 12 months
  • Have a gross family income level of less than 300%

To apply an application must be filled out at the Webster County Health Department.  If approved temporary coverage would begin that day. 




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