If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected:
- If you believe the child is in imminent danger, CALL 911 immediately.
- Call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child.
- You may remain anonymous.
Download a PDF of the Guide for Mandatory Reporters (or download the Spanish Guide for Mandatory Reporters ). For more information visit the Child Abuse page .
DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE
Call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information visit the Dependent Adult Abuse page .
Report suspected Medicaid and Welfare fraud by calling 1-800-831-1394, available Monday – Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm. You may also report suspected fraud to the US Department of Health and Human Services at the Office of Inspector General website .
NURSING HOME AND HOME HEALTH COMPLAINT HOTLINE
Report complaints to Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals by calling 1-877-686-0027 or in writing to:
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Health Facilities Division/Complaint Unit
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083
CHILD CARE COMPLAINT HOTLINE
If you have concerns regarding a child care provider, please contact the Child Care Complaint Hotline at 844-786-1296.
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