As of December 31, 2013 the IowaCare program has ended.

To learn if you are eligible to receive health coverage through other Medicaid programs click here.

To complete an application for health coverage or help paying health costs click here

Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

The Iowa Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are Medicaid programs that give you more choices about how and where you receive services. Home- and Community-Based Services are for people with disabilities and older Iowans who need services to allow them to stay in their home and community instead of going to an institution. There are several programs that provide Home- and Community-Based Services.

Health Home

Your health home is not a building or a place of residence. It's an approach to care that provides you with a team of professionals working together to meet all your healthcare needs. This is an opportunity for you to play a big role in your healthcare and achieve healthier results related to chronic medical conditions.

Consumer Directed Attendant Care

In the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, there is an opportunity for people to have help in their own homes. Consumer Directed Attendant Care (CDAC) services are designed to help people do things that they normally would for themselves if they were able. People may reach a point where they need help to remain in their own home. This may happen because of an accident, a lengthy illness, disability, or aging problems. Fortunately, there is an option for people in this situation.

Consumer Choices Option

On April 1, 2016, most Iowa Medicaid programs were joined together into one managed care program called IA Health Link. Most existing Medicaid members were enrolled in IA Health Link on April 1, 2016, and most new members who became eligible after April 1, 2016, will also be enrolled in IA Health Link. Home- and Community-Based waiver members receive coverage for the IA Health Link program. This program gives you health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO) that you get to choose.

Care for Kids: Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)


EPSDT is a program for children to receive preventive health care services including oral health services. The program's purpose is to find and treat health problems before they become more serious.

Medicaid Resource Library

The IME is the division of the Iowa Department of Human Services that administers the Medicaid program. The IME Contracts Resource Library contains information about current and expired requests for proposal (RFPs).

Medicaid Programs

Click on program title for more information.