Health and Healthcare

211 Iowa

211 Iowa is a health, human, and social services information and referral helpline for victim services, addiction, counseling, employment, financial assistance, food and health care programs, health insurance referral, housing and residential assistance, and transportation assistance. 211 Iowa provides services based on your zip code. 


Iowa Compass connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa. 

Lifelong Links Aging & Disability Resource Center

Lifelong links provide older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers with local resources through its toll-free number, searchable database, and in-person. Provides assistance with counseling, family caregiver support, elder abuse and awareness, home-delivered meals, transportation, and adult day care. 
Based on your state of residence, this site directs you to purchase insurance through either the appropriate state or federal health insurance marketplace.

CDC Healthy Living site 
The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) healthy living site covers specific health conditions, health at different life stages, and health considerations for specific populations.

Medicare home page 
Medicare is a health insurance program for people aged 65 and over who have paid into the system through payroll taxes on their wages. In order to receive benefits, you need to enroll. This page, getting started with Medicare, gives more information about setting up Medicare.