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Financial Counseling
If you need medical care but have limited income, or limited or no health insurance coverage, the Financial Counseling Department at Broadlawns Medical Center can help.

Financial counselors can assist you and your family in determining your potential eligibility for a variety of assistance programs, including those listed below.

Hours 
Monday through Friday:    7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For additional information, call 515.282.2246

Financial Assistance Resources Available:

  • Broadlawns Community Care Program is a program to assist residents who meet income guidelines and other criteria to receive treatment at Broadlawns Medical Center. (Formerly known as the Broadlawns Financial Assistance Program.)
  • Iowa Medicaid comprises various medical assistance programs available to qualifying low-income individuals.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal income supplement program administered by the Social Security Administration and designed to help aged, blind and disabled people who have little or no income.
  • Medicare Supplemental Programs include various programs that supplement basic Medicare coverage for seniors.
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is a federally funded program that helps low-income women, infants and children receive nutrition guidance, health screenings and supplemental nutritious foods.
  • Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa Program (HAWK-I) is a health insurance program for Iowa children in families with limited incomes.
  • Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) provides clinic services for Iowa children and youth with chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional problems.
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCT) is an Iowa program that gives women diagnosed with a pre-cancerous or cancerous breast or cervical condition access to Medicaid benefits during their treatment period.
  • Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) is a state agency with programs to help people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep jobs. A person may also be found eligible for services, depending on his or her individual needs.
  • Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVC) is a state program that provides financial resources for victims of crime. The program helps victims with out-of-pocket expenses stemming from crime-related injuries.

Financial counseling services available
When you come to the Broadlawns Medical Center Financial Counseling Department, please bring the important income and background information listed below.

You will meet with a financial counselor who can help determine your potential eligibility for these and other assistance programs. At the end of the interview, the counselor will help you complete applications for the programs for which you qualify.

When should I meet with the financial counselor?
The sooner you meet with a counselor, the more quickly we can help you apply for Medicaid, Medicare, Iowa Health and Wellness Plans and other governmental programs or the Broadlawns Community Care Program.

What should I bring with me when meeting with a counselor?

You will need to bring proof of the following:

  • Identification – a valid Iowa driver’s license or state-issued photo ID.
  • Birth Certificate – please bring for proof of Citizenship.
  • Income documents – for the last three (3) months, such as payroll checkstubs, employer letter, award letter from Social Security Administration, Workers’ Compensation documentation or, if self-employed, a ledger of expenses and latest federal income tax return.
  • Residency – utility statements or other documents showing your address.
  • Unemployed Status (if applicable) – a current letter stating your enrollment with Iowa Workforce Development, current physician statement stating your disability status (and for how long) or a letter from Social Security Administration stating disability.
  • Shelter-In-Kind – a current written statement from the person supporting you and the dollar amount being provided for your care, or a completed shelter-in-kind statement provided by the Financial Counseling Department at Broadlawns Medical Center.
  • Savings or Checking Account – current bank statements for the past three (3) months for all accounts.
  • Food Stamps – a current letter from the Department of Human Services showing certification for assistance.
  • Burial or Life Insurance Policies – a complete policy.
  • Medical insurance – Medicare card, Medicaid card, medical insurance cards, Veterans Administration card, etc. for all household members.
  • Ownership of Property – home deed, automobile title(s), and land deed(s).
  • SSI or Other Program Applications – a letter, phone number(s), name(s) or case number of when, where and with whom you have applied. 
  • Proof of Social Security number - This will come from your social security card.  If you do not have your social security card available, you may use an income tax return, W2 or any other document that may prove your number.
  • Federal Income tax return - Copy of most recent filed Federal Income tax return.