Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Contact us at (520) 546-2011 / SHIP@pcoa.org
PCOA is Pima County’s local SHIP. Medicare SHIP is a national program that offers one-on-one assistance, counseling, and education to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to help them make informed decisions about their care and benefits. SHIP services support people with limited incomes, Medicare beneficiaries under the age of 65 with disabilities, and individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
Need one-on-one help?
Plans can change both their prices and the medications they cover every year. To check whether your plan has the lowest costs, complete this form (English), or this form (Spanish) in preparation for speaking with a PCOA Medicare counselor. PCOA provides presentations and individual counseling at no cost to you. We neither sell nor endorse any Medicare plans.
Call PCOA’s Medicare Line: 520-546-2011 or email us at email@example.com to set an appointment with a Medicare counselor.
We now have Medicare counselors at both office locations! For best service, please call for an appointment.
PCOA Lupu Building (Wednesdays only)
8467 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710
PCOA Katie Dusenberry Healthy Aging Center
600 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
For additional help, visit the official Medicare website at www.medicare.gov
Watch the 2023 Understanding Medicare Presentation:
Join us for a free 2-hour Understanding Medicare presentation followed by 1-hour Q&A. Click here for the full schedule.
Learn how Medicare works including:
- Understanding your benefits
- Medicare Part A, B, C, D and Medigap plans A-N
- Find the Medicare Advantage or standalone Prescription Drug plan that best fits your needs, including plans with the lowest prescription costs
- Help paying your Part B premium and/or Part D drug costs (for incomes up to $1,581 individuals / $2,134 couples)
- How and when to enroll avoid late enrollment penalties!
Check PCOA’s online calendar for additional locations and dates. There is no cost to attend.