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Hoosier Healthwise (HHW)

Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) is Indiana’s Medicaid plan for pregnant women and children. HHW provides health care, including doctor visits, prescription drugs, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, surgeries and family planning at little or no cost  to the member or the member's family.


Am I eligible?


Families with income up to 250% of the federal poverty level can qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through HHW. Pregnant women and children up to age 19 are also eligible for benefits.

What you get with Hoosier Healthwise (HHW)

We’re proud to offer these benefits so you get and stay healthy. And with Anthem, you get even more!

HHW offers the routine dental care you need to keep you and your family healthy, including:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Fluoride treatment (age 20 and under)
  • Crowns
  • Extractions

For help finding a dentist in your area

Call DentaQuest toll free at 1-888-291-3762 or visit DentaQuest

*Administered by DentaQuest, an independent company that does not provide Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield products.

Package A, HIP Maternity and Package C:

  • One exam every 12 months
  • Glasses every two years
  • Contact lenses, if medically necessary

For help finding an eye doctor in your area

Call Vision Service Plan (VSP) toll free at 1-866-866-5641 (TTY 1-866-428-4833) or visit Vision Service Plan (VSP).

*Administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP), an independent company that does not provide Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield products.

Your benefits include a wide range of prescription and many over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. We work with IngenioRx to provide these pharmacy benefits.

Visit the pharmacy page to find a pharmacy near you and check if your medicine is covered.

Go to the Pharmacy page

On top of your regular HHW benefits, you can get these free extras just for being our member:
•    Home-delivered meals for up to five days after your hospital visit
o    For members recently discharged from the hospital 
o    One meal per day for five days 
o    Contact your case manager to request this benefit
•    No-cost pregnancy tests 
•    Free cellphone with monthly minutes, data and texts
o    Members can also receive bonus minutes.
o    Visit www.checklifeline.org to apply. Once you are approved, apply for Safelink Wireless® at www.safelinkwireless.com or call 1-877-631-2550.
•   Rides to your doctor’s office, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and renewal appointments. All plans cover at least 20 one-way trips to medical visits.
o    Call Anthem Transportation Services at 1-844-772-6632 (TTY 1-866-288-3133) to set up your ride.
•    Boys & Girls Club membership for positive development for your kids ages 5-18 — call Member Services to request a letter
•    Youth and adult hygiene kits include: 
o    Toothbrush kit 
o    Shampoo
o    Hair brush or comb
o    Deodorant
o    And more
•    Hypoallergenic bedding or air filters — with a referral from your provider or case manager
•    One-year magazine subscriptions to Diabetic Living, Parents and EatingWell
SafeLink Wireless® is a LifeLine supported services, a government benefit program. 

Limitations and restrictions apply. Benefits may change.

You can redeem some benefits online through your secure account. View the extra benefits you are eligible for on the Benefit Reward Hub or call the Member Services number on the back of your member ID card.

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A referral is when your primary medical provider (PMP) sends you to another provider for care.

This care is often from a specialist. Your PMP may send you to a specialist for special care or treatment. Your PMP can:

  • Help choose a specialist to give you the care you need.
  • Help you set the day and time for the office visit with a specialist.
  • Ask Anthem is if you can get services from a specialist. Your PMP knows when to ask for a preapproval. (See below.)

Some types of services are known as self-referral services. That means you can get these services without a referral from your PMP. You can see any Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) doctor for many of these services. See your member handbook for a list of these services.


Some services require a preapproval or OK from Anthem. Your PMP will ask Anthem to make sure they’re offered. If they are, both Anthem and your PMP or specialist agree the services are medically necessary. Getting a preapproval will take no more than seven calendar days or, if urgent, no more than three calendar days.

These are types of services, if offered in your health plan, that need preapproval:

  • Air ambulance
  • Certain behavioral health services
  • Biofeedback
  • Drug injections
  • Dental services
  • Some equipment
  • Genetic testing
  • Home health and hospice care
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Infusion therapy and chemotherapy
  • Inpatient hospital services
  • Certain laboratory tests
  • Services not in your plan
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Radiology services
  • Select outpatient surgeries/procedures
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Transplant services
  • Vision services

Your PMP will know which services need preapproval. We may not approve payment for a service you or your doctor asks for. If your case doesn’t meet the rules for medically needed, we’ll send you a letter. The letter will tell you we could not approve the service and why. The letter will also let you know how to appeal our decision if you disagree with it. For more help, please call Member Services at 1-866-408-6131 (Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan); 1-844-284-1797 (Hoosier Care Connect); TTY 711.

Get the most out of your health care

We know everyone’s health is different, so we offer services that keep you in mind. Through our Integrated Medical Management Model approach, we analyze information you give us, claims data, as well as an ongoing review of your health to find a care plan to fit you and your family. We also work side-by-side by your doctor, so the care meets your physical, behavioral and social needs.

Key member resources

Learn more from Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning (OMPP)

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Learn more about Blue Ticket to Health

Get your flu shot

Flu shots, pneumonia shots, FluMistTM and antiviral medications are approved benefits under most health plans. For specific information, check your Member Handbook or call the number on your ID card.

Page Last Updated: 1/25/21

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