BANDON -- The enrollment period for 2017 health insurance starts soon. For help with Medicare enrollment, trained volunteer counselors for the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program are just a phone call away.
Enrollment assistance by SHIBA counselors is free, available to all members of the community.
Medicare is publicly subsidized health insurance for those 65 years and older and many individuals with a diagnosed disability. Medicare enrollment for 2017 coverage is open from October 15 to December 7, 2016. SHIBA counselors can help with first-time enrollment and policy renewals or changes, and review supplemental policy options.
Call Coast Community Health Center to schedule your session, 541-347-2529 ext. 114. SHIBA services are available by appointment Monday through Friday in locations throughout Coos and North Curry counties. Coast Community Health Center is located at 1010 First St. SE, Suite 110.
Coast Community Health Center provides caring attention from highly skilled medical professionals. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the center offers primary health care to residents of Oregon's South Coast in the Bandon clinic and Pirate Wellness Center at Pacific High School. The health center is accepting new patients. Contact staff at 541-347-2529, or visit coastcommunityhealth.org.
For more information about Oregon Medicaid plans, visit http://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/insurance/shiba.