Local Medicare Help

Trusted, unbiased, one-on-one
counseling and assistance.


How can SHIP help you? Watch this video to learn more.

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Medicare News

Medicare Enrollment is open! Contact your SHIP for help reviewing Medicare health & drug plan options.

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Do you know who do I call to report a quality of care concern? Problems can come up wherever health care providers interact with patients.

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Resources for SHIPs

If you are a SHIP staff member or volunteer, training and technical assistance is available.

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Our Mission

The SHIP Mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

Success Stories

SHIPs and their highly trained volunteers help thousands navigate Medicare each year. Watch these stories to see how SHIP can help you or how you can help others.

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Rachel McGoogan

Caregiver Story


“I don’t live in the same city where my parents live, so this is something I really needed.” Rachel McGoogan needed SHIP to help her parents with their Medicare.

Gary Bartle

Beneficiary Story


“I had worked for two Fortune 500 companies,” says Gary Bartle, but found his Medicare options overwhelming. “It’s much better to sit down in front of somebody, and they can explain it to you.”

Annie Selley

Volunteer Story


“It’s just a joy and a blessing, to help and to give. And it doesn’t take a lot of your time”