Departments of Health & Human Services

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Information:
www.dhhs.ne.gov
1313 Farnam on the Mall, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102
402-595-2890

Apply for benefits:
www.accessnebraska.ne.gov
PO Box 2992
Omaha, NE  68102
402-595-1258 (Assistance)
402-595-1178 (Medicaid)

Iowa Department of Health & Human Services
Information:
www.dhs.iowa.gov
417 East Kanesville Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-328-5661

Apply for benefits:
dhsservices.iowa.gov
Imaging Center 4
PO Box 2027
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
885-889-7985 (Help center)

The following are some of the programs administered by the state department of Health & Human Services:

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver – food and financial assistance eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman – education, consultation, referral and advocacy for those living in a long-term care facility.
  • Developmental Disability Services – service coordination for those with disabilities.
  • Social Services Block Grant Program – assistance for persons who are aged 60 and older or disabled so they may remain in their own home or in other safe surroundings as long as possible.
  • Adult Protective Services (APS) – investigates and helps remedy abusive situations.

You can anonymously report elder abuse to Adult Protective Services at the 24-hour hotline:

800-652-1999 (Nebraska)
800-362-2178 (Iowa)