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
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