In 2017, two Amigo board members were trained by the SEAGO State Health Care Assistance Program (SHIP) to assist residents in southeastern Santa Cruz County to enroll in the Social Security Medicare program and go over new medical insurance programs available in their region during open enrollment.
Family Health Care Amigos encourages everyone to have an annual review of their Medicare coverage. Premiums change annually from insurance company to insurance company for Supplemental and Advantage Programs. Drug plans can also change and that may cost hundreds of dollars more from the previous year.
Medicare counselors are available either by appointment at the Patagonia Public Library or by appointment at the Family Health Care Amigos office sharing the plaza with the Ovens of Patagonia. Call 520.297.7065 for an appointment.