[Skip to Content]

Hoosier Healthwise (HHW)

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.

pregnant woman with laptop

What you receive with 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.

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

Due to the 2019 new coronavirus, or COVID-19, the state has removed copayments for Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Healthwise and Hoosier Care Connect members. It will last for as long as Indiana is experiencing a public health emergency. During this period, you will not have to make copayments for any health services. We will notify you when you need to make copayments again.

Full range of healthcare services

  • Doctor care
  • Hospital services
  • Emergency and urgent care
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Medical supplies
  • Chiropractic services
  • Behavioral health
  • Prescription drugs
  • Smoking cessation
  • Podiatry services
  • ​Transportation

See the HHW member handbook for more details.

Dental services

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.

Vision Services

Eye Exams

  • One eye exam per year for members under 21 years old.
  • One eye exam every two years for members 21 years and older.
  • Additional examinations must be medically necessary.

Eyeglasses (Including Frames And Lenses)

  • One pair of eyeglasses per year for members under 21 years old, unless medically necessary under EPSDT.
  • One pair of eyeglasses every 5 years for members 21 years and older.

For Help Finding An Eye Doctor In Your Area

Call Superior Vision toll free at 866-866-5641 (TTY 866-428-4833) or visit their website.

Pharmacy And Prescription Drugs

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

Extra Benefits

On top of your regular HHW benefits, you can receive these no-cost extras just for being our member. You can access extra benefits in a few different ways.

Some extra benefits can be ordered by logging in to the secure Benefit Reward Hub. These include:

  • Hypoallergenic bedding or air filters with a referral from your provider or case manager
  • No-cost pregnancy tests
  • $50 in school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, and calculators

For these extras, call Member Services at 866-408-6131 (711):

  • Boys & Girls Club memberships for youth ages 5 to 18
  • Home-delivered meals for up to five days after your hospital visit
  • Youth and adult hygiene kits
  • Magazine subscriptions to Parents and EatingWell

Others you can access directly:

  • Non-emergency transportation call 844-772-6632 (TTY 888-238-9816)
  • Extra minutes for SafeLink smartphone. Visit checklifeline.org to see if you qualify, then apply for SafeLink Wireless at safelinkwireless.org or call 877-631-2550
  • Community Resource Link on the Community Support page

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.

Log in to get started today!

Log in

Referrals and Preapprovals


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
  • Certain 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
  • Certain 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

Team Up With The Indianapolis Colts!

Do you have your Blue Ticket to Health?

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Indianapolis Colts are teaming up to help you stay healthy through the Blue Ticket to Health program. Call your doctor to schedule a wellness checkup today and enter to win!

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.

HHW gives you benefits beyond what you expect.

Learn how to enroll with us.


Page Last Updated: 12/1/2022