Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Local Office- Newton

  • Childcare Assistance: Helps pay for childcare while parents or caretakers work, attend school, look for employment or are unable to care for children due to medical reasons.
  • Families First: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) program to help families stay together and prevent the need for foster care.
  • Parent Partners: An innovative social work practice. It is unique because it celebrates individuals that have overcome obstacles through change, recovery, and accountability. Parent Partners are advocates for families. They also hold families accountable by through their case plan goals.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): An entitlement program that provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food, they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.
315 W. 3rd St. N. Suite 660
Newton, IA 50208

Care for Yourself

Free mammograms, pap tests, HPV, & cervical diagnostic testing, & yearly office visit to women ages 40-64 who are uninsured or under-insured, or women who have HPV cancer symptoms.


Child Support Recovery- Iowa IHHS website

  • A parent or the person caring for a child(ren) can apply for child support services
  • Keyword: Child Support, IHHS
Other Categories: Child Support and Paternity

DHHS - IA Medicaid Enterprise Iowa - HIPP Unit

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace. More resources at


Hawk-I (Healthy & Well Kids in Iowa) & Hawk-I Dental Only

To qualify, a child must live in Iowa and:

  • Be under 19 years old;
  • Have no other health insurance;
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien;
  • Be in a family that meets the hawk-I income limits.
  • Cannot be the dependent of a State of Iowa employee;
  • Children who qualify for Medicaid cannot get Hawk-I.

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP)

Provides Comprehensive health coverage at low or no cost to Iowans between the ages 19-24. Eligibility is based on household income. An IA Medicaid program.

Medicaid (also called Title 19)

Provides health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO). Some members get coverage through the Medicaid Fee-for-Service Program

800-338-8366 (Toll Free)

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

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