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Health Insurance

One of the most difficult decisons that face older persons and adults with disabilities is what type of health insurance plan to join. Questions about joining health insurance plans that offer the cost and coverage that they need can be a challenge.

Help is available. The Department of Elderly Affairs published the Rhode Island Guide to Buying Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans.This guide explains the basics of Medicare and insurance plans that work with Medicare. For a free copy of this publication, call DEA at 401-462-3000. You can also request a copy by e-mail to LGrimaldi@dea.ri.gov

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) volunteers and staff are also trained to help older adults and adults with disabilities understand their health care options.

Senior Health Insurance Program Sites

Barrington Senior Center: 247-1926

Central Falls:
Ralph J. Holden Community Center: 727-7425

Coventry Senior Center: 822-9175

Cranston Senior Services: 461-1000

East Providence Senior Center: 435-7800

Johnston Senior Center: 944-3343

Lincoln Senior Center: 724-2000

North Kingstown Senior Center : 268-1590

North Providence:
Salvatore Mancini Center: 231-0742

Leon Mathieu Senior Center: 728-7582
Portsmouth Senior Center: 683-7943

DaVinci Center: 272-7474
Hamilton House: 831-1800
Lillian Feinstein Center: 455-3888
St. Martin dePorres Center: 274-6783
Westminster Senior Center: 274-6900
Smithfield Senior Center: 949-4590

South Kingstown:
The Center: 789-0268
Tiverton Senior Center: 625-6790

Pilgrim Senior Center: 468-4500

Westerly Senior Center: 596-2404

Woonsocket RSVP: 766-2300