If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected:
- If you believe the child is in imminent danger, CALL 911 immediately.
- Call the abuse hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child.
- You may remain anonymous.
Download a PDF of the Guide for Mandatory Reporters (or download the Spanish Gide for Mandatory Reporters). For more information, visit the Child Abuse page on the Iowa Department of Human Services website.
Dependent Adult Abuse
Call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. For more information visit the Dependent Adult Abuse page on the Iowa Department of Human Services website.
Report suspected Medicaid and Welfare fraud by calling 1-800-831-1394, available Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. You may also report suspected fraud to the US Department of Health and Human Services at the Office of Inspector General website.