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    • Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig's disease. Medicare has four parts – Part A, which is hospital insurance; Part B, which is medical insurance; Part C, which is Medicare Advantage Plans; and Part D, which is Prescription Drug Coverage.
    • Frequently Asked Questions - Medicare
    • The purpose of these programs is to identify people who have disabilities that preclude the ability to work, or for children, preclude the ability to fully participate in learning activities.
    • Call the Social Security Administration toll free at 1-800-772-1213 or contact your local Social Security office. The addresses and telephone numbers of the local Social Security office are listed in your local telephone directory. You may also contact the Social Security Administration for information or to file a disability claim via their website. Additional information can be found by clicking here.

Local Assistance:
    • The Shelby Community Health Center is Shelby County's free medical clinic. They provide primary care, and assistance with prescriptions.
    • The BCCP provides access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and treatment for underserved and underinsured women who qualify for services. To learn more about BCCP, click here. In Shelby County, to learn if you qualify or how to enroll, call the Shelby Community Health Center at 317-392-3779 or the Women's Health Center of Major Hospital at 317-398-5320.
    • Patient Services evaluates an individual's financial, medical, and insurance situation to determine who is eligible for premium or co-payment assistance. They provide help for many illnesses and offer many types of financial assistance.
    • Little Red Door works to reduce the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of cancer for the working poor and unemployed Hoosiers, striving to enable patients to understand, detect and navigate cancer, while opening the door to Hope.
    • Little Red Door offers a variety of free services including screening and detection, client service, education and client navigation. They schedule and facilitate free year-round screenings for Breast, Cervical, and Prostate Cancer. They provide several free programs including transportation to and from treatment, wigs, breast prostheses and bras, incontinence supplies, ostomy and medical supplies and free nutrition supplements. They also offer Camp Little Red Door, a week long camp for Indiana children ages 8 to 18 who are battling cancer or are in remission. They also work to "fill in the gaps" for breast clients by offering services including, but not limited to providing contact and program information for local and national resources that help address basic needs.
    • The mission of Shelby Senior Services, Inc. is to respond to the ever-changing needs of seniors and their families, to affect in positive ways their quality of life, and to assist in maintaining their independence. They also have a number of volunteers to help Seniors with Medicare through SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program.