Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

This is a federally funded program available statewide to serve Medicare beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and soon-to- be retirees.

This is a FREE service providing unbiased Medicare counseling and support!

Our certified SHIP counselors offer one-on- one counseling and assistance for Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and other related aging and disability health insurance options. SHIP counselors also provide information and assistance for beneficiaries with limited income to apply for benefit programs, such as Extra Help, Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and prescription assistance programs. We are here to educate, advocate, counsel and empower Medicare beneficiaries to make informed healthcare decisions to meet their needs.

Need Help With Your Medicare Questions?

Certified SHIP counselors are available year round to meet with you, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call our office today to schedule a SHIP appointment: (309) 793-9800 or toll free (800) 322-1051.

SHIP services are provided in all 10 counties served by WIAAA. Please contact the Community Focal Point in your area to schedule a SHIP appointment. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

BUREAU COUNTY
Bureau County Senior Citizens
16 West Marion St, Princeton, IL
(815) 879-3981
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm

HENDERSON AND WARREN COUNTIES
Storm Center
211 South A St, Monmouth, IL
(309) 734-5677
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4pm

HENRY COUNTY
Henry County Senior Citizens' Center
200 E. South St, Kewanee, IL
(309) 853-8831
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 8am – 3pm

KNOX COUNTY
VNA Community Services
2262 Grand Ave, Galesburg, IL
(309) 342-1152
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 9am –  4pm

LASALLE COUNTY
Bridges Community Center (Serves lower LaSalle County)

LASALLE COUNTY

Mendota Area Senior Services
(Serves upper LaSalle County)

1901 Tom Merwin Dr, Mendota,IL
(815) 539-7700
Appointments available MondayTuesday, and Thursday from 9:30am - 3:30pm. On Wednesdays walk-in appointments will be available at Outreach sites. Site times vary - Please refer to the MASS website for Outreach site location and times.

MCDONOUGH COUNTY
YMCA of McDonough County Senior Program / Senior Center
400 E Calhoun St, Macomb,IL
(309) 837-5733
Appointments available Monday through Thursday from 8am – 3pm

MERCER COUNTY
Mercer County Senior Citizens
137 West Main St, Aledo, IL
(309) 582-7221
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 9am – 2pm

PUTNAM COUNTY
Putnam County Community Center
First St, Standard, IL
(815) 339-2711
Appointments available Monday – Friday from 9am – 2pm

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
Rock Island County Senior Center / Project NOW
2221 11th St, Rock Island, IL
(309) 788-6335
Appointments available Monday & Tuesday 9am – 1pm and Wednesday & Thursday 8am – 3:30pm.


LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION COSTS?

Make sure to schedule an appointment with a SHIP Counselor during the Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period from October 15th-December 7th

During the 2016 Open Enrollment period, WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points helped 976 Medicare beneficiaries in 10 counties switch their plan for 2017. Total savings for all those that switched their plan- $1,925,435.82!!!