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Contact Us

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offices are closed for all federal holidays.

Frequently called numbers

Find frequently called numbers to the right. For more numbers, select the + sign in the accordion menu below.

Frequently called numbers
Food stamps, Medicaid, ICCP, and TAFI
Stay on the line when calling, and we will assist you as soon as possible.
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Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates
Visit our website, email us, or call us for information on how to order your vital record.
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Child support
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2-1-1 Idaho CareLine
Community resources, child care questions, COVID-19 questions, and more. Dial 2-1-1, 800-926-2588, or visit the URL below.
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Phone numbers and email addresses

General inquiries & assistance
Topic Contact
Background checks and fingerprints (Criminal History Unit) 800-340-1246 or email crimhist@dhw.idaho.gov
Behavioral Health 208-334-6997
Birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates IVR@dhw.idaho.gov or ordering instructions
Child Support 800-356-9868 or email ChildSupport@dhw.idaho.gov
Child Welfare (general information about foster care, adoption, independent living) 208-334-5700 or email cfsinquiries@dhw.idaho.gov
Communications/Media Relations 208-334-0668
Day Care Licensing Marilyn.Peoples@dhw.idaho.gov
Developmental Disabilities Program, Adult 208-364-1825 or 866-702-5212
Developmental Disabilities Program, Children 208-334-5512
EMS licensing and testing IdahoEMS@dhw.idaho.gov
File an appeal on an eligibility decision View appeal information
Food Stamps, Medicaid, ICCP, and TAFI Questions 877-456-1233 or email MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
Infant Toddler Program 208-334-5514
Licensing & Certification (Tamara Prisock, Administrator)  208-364-1959
Medicaid provider questions 866-686-4272
Public Records Request PRR@dhw.idaho.gov
Public Health Districts View office information
Request a new EBT/SNAP Card 888-432-4328
Request a new Medicaid Card 866-686-4752

 

State hotlines

Idaho CareLine: 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Report Child Abuse: 208-334-KIDS (5437) or 855-552-KIDS (5437) or call 2-1-1 and be transferred

Report Health Care Fraud: 208-334-5754

Report Welfare Fraud: 866-635-7515
 

Staff directory

Director: Dave Jeppesen, 208-334-5500

Deputy Directors: Miren Unsworth and Lisa Hettinger, 208-334-5500

Northern Idaho Area Director and Tribal Liaison: Joyce Broadsword, 208-799-4338

Eastern Idaho Area Director: Christopher Freeburne, 208-239-6284

Division of Behavioral Health: Ross Edmunds, 208-334-6997

Division of Family and Community Services: Miren Unsworth, 208-334-0641

Division of Information and Technology Services: Andrew Masters, 208-334-6598

Division of Licensing and Certification: Tamara Prisock, 208-364-1959

Division of Management Services: Brad McDonald, 208-334-0632

Division of Medicaid: Matt Wimmer, 208-334-5747

Division of Public Health: Elke Shaw-Tulloch, 208-334-6996

Division of Self-Reliance (Welfare): Julie Hammon, 208-334-5696

Southwest Idaho Treatment Center: Jamie Newton, Administrator, 208-442-2812 

State Hospital North: Todd Hurt, Administrator, 208-476-5411 x222

State Hospital South: Randy Rodriguez, Administrator, 208-785-8402

Office locations

Find contact information for each Health and Welfare office location.

Technical assistance

Background Checks

For issues with the background check and fingerprint (Criminal History Unit) site, contact the Criminal History Unit at crimhist@dhw.idaho.gov or call 800-340-1246.

Benefits

For issues with idalink, contact idalinkcustomersupt@dhw.idaho.gov or call 877-456-1233.

For questions about Food stamps, Medicaid, TAFI, or ICCP, contact the benefits customer service at MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov or call 877-456-1233.

Domain validations

For domain (DNS) validations, contact itsecure@dhw.idaho.gov or call 208-334-5916.

Frequently requested pages

Request client-specific information about myself or someone else

Members of the public may request to obtain public information that the department does not provide as part of normal business

Mandatory reporting and exemptions

Idaho receives nearly 23,000 calls per year of suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment, so you are not alone if

Public assistance fraud is a serious crime when false information is used to receive benefits or reimbursement for provided services, from

Locations

The department has offices located throughout the state. Find an office near you.

DHW office locations
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Still can't find what you need?

Email us your questions to: Questions@dhw.idaho.gov

Contact the director's office regarding a personal issue or concern using the director's contact form.