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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Information and Referral for health and human services in Iowa

Call 211

 

Medical Emergencies 

Call 911

 

Iowa Poison Control

Call 1-800-222-1222

 

 

FREE OR LOW COST HEALTH CARE  SERVICES

 

Free Clinics of Iowa

Volunteer run clinics that offer limited free service

Call 515-954-7509

http://www.freeclinicsofiowa.org/clinics

 

Country Health Departments in Iowa

Provide free or low cost health services, screenings, education and contagious diseases

Call 515-281-7689

List of Iowa Country Health Departments:

www.idph.state.ia.us/webmap/default.asp?map=public_health_contacts

 

Community Health Services

Provides low cost basic health services to the insured and uninsured

Email : healthfinder@nhic.org

Examples : Primary Health Care, YMCA , Free Clinics and others

http://healthfinder.gov/

 

INSURANCE 

Health Resources and Services Adminstration

Search engine to find low cost health insurance or services

Call 877-464-4772

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

 

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Service that helps older lowans understand and make decision about Medicare and other health coverage

Call 800-351-4664

http://www.shiip.state.ia.us/

 

DENTAL

Iowa Dental Association:

Community Services

Program offered to provide dental services to low income individuals and families

Call 800-828-2181

http://www.iowadental.org/about_ida/community_services.cfm

 

I-Smile™

Program to provide children with dental care

Call 866-764-764-5315

http://www.ismiledentalhome.iowa.gov

 

 

STATE AGENCIES

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Agency that works to ensure basic rights, opportunities, and freedoms for Iowans

Call 515-242-5655

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/

 

Iowa Department of Public Health

Agency that promotes and protects the health of Iowans

Call 414-281-7689

http://www.idph.state.iowa.us/

 

Iowa Department of Human Services

Agency that provides assistance programs such as food stamps, child care, and health coverage

Email: contactdhs@dhs.state.is.us

http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/

 

 

MULTILINGUAL HEALTH INFORMATION

RHIN: Refugee Health Information Network

Database of multilingual health resources (education materials, provider information, etc.) for refugees an asylees.

Email: info@rhin.org

http://rhin.org/

 

Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)

Health care resources available in multiple Asian languages

Call 617-636-2481

http://spiral .tufts.edu/

 

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Iowa Women’s Health Information Center

Resources in Iowa related to women’s health

Email: jpeterson@idph.state.is.us

http://www.womenshealthiowa.info/

 

Women’s Health.gov

Provides information, tools, and statistics on women’s health topics

Call 202-690-7650

http://www.womens health.gov/

 

 

PHARMACY/MEDICINE

Florida Poison Information Center:

Herbal Products

List of herbal products and medications that should not be taken together and the potential side effects

Call 800-222-1222

http://www.poisoncentertampa.org/herbals.aspx

 

National Institute on Aging:

Safe Use of Medicines

Information booklet on how to take you medication safely

Call 800-222-2225

http://www.niapublications.org/tipsheets/pdf/Safe_Use_of_Medicines.pdf

 

Rx Assist

Directory of program that help pay for medication

Email:info@rxassist.org

www.rxassist.org

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Visiting Nurse Services:

Community Resources Directory

Guide that includes health care resources in Polk County

Call 515-288-1516

http://www.vdsdm.org/resources-directory.php

 

Florida Literacy Coalition:

Staying Healthy Guide

Educational guide that includes important information about health care and tools for staying healthy

Call 407-246-7110

http://www.floridaliteracy .org/literacy_resources_teacher_tutor_healthy_literacy.html

 

Families US:

Consumer Resources

Nonprofit advocacy organization that offers resources on finding, choosing, and using health coverage

Call 202-628-3030

http://familiesusa.org/resources/resources-for-consumers/

 

Health Care:

Affordable Care Act

Contains information on health care changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act

Call 877-696-6775

http://www.healthcare.gov

 

Iowa International Center:

Welcome to Iowa Resources

Website of resources for newly arrived, limited English speakers

Call 515-282-8269

http://www.welcometoiowa.org/site/

 

Iowa International Center:

Medical Terminology

List of common health care terms and their definitions

Call 515-282-8269

http://www.welcometoiowa.org/site/medical-services/medical-vocabulary

 

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