Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI)

PA MEDI counselors are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about health insurance. Specifically, PA MEDI can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), Medicaid and long-term care insurance as well as prescription drug plans. 

The counselors will also screen you to see if you qualify for any financial assistance programs to get help paying for your prescription drugs or Part B premium. Please call one of the counseling sites listed below to schedule an appointment.

All counseling sessions are conducted in person, by phone or Zoom and presentations are presented via Zoom or in person. Please see specific presentations.The Chester County Department of Aging Services has a voicemail box designated for the PA MEDI program. 

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Medicare 101

If you will be joining the ranks of Medicare soon, are already in the Medicare system and have questions, or you just want to understand what this federal program is all about, this session is for you. Learn about Medicare Parts A (Hospital Insurance), B (Medical Insurance), C (Medicare Advantage) and D (Drug Coverage); types of health care insurance available in Chester County, including Medigaps, aka Medicare Supplement Insurance, Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA), benefits available for low-income beneficiaries and things to consider when selecting your medical coverage. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Medicare 101 Presentation  

Medicare 102 - Understanding Your Medicare

This event is for people who already have Medicare and want a refresher and better understanding of their benefits, help for low-income beneficiaries, Special Enrollment Periods, changes due to the Inflation Reduction Act, preventing Medicare fraud and more.

Medicare 102 Presentation

Medicare Update AOEP- Fine Tune Your Medicare

This event helps those with Medicare prepare for the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (AOEP) which takes place from from October 15th – December 7th by reviewing the basics of Medicare and explaining their coverage options for the upcoming year.

These presentations are presented by Chester County PA MEDI counselors. PA MEDI is a free, unbiased health insurance counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. PA MEDI counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare.

PA MEDI Counseling Sites

Counselors are available periodically and by appointment at the following locations. Please call ahead to find the current schedule. 

Counseling Site
Phone Number
Coatesville Campus
250 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Downingtown Campus

Brandywine Grace Church
40 West Pennsylvania Ave.


Church of the Good Samaritan

212 W. Lancaster Ave.Paoli610-344-6035
Government Services Center -
Dept. of Aging Services
601 Westtown Rd.,
Suite 320
West Chester610-344-6035

Kennett Area Senior Center
427 S. Walnut St.
Kennett Square

Oxford Senior Center
12 E. Locust St.

Phoenixville Senior Center
153 Church St.

Surrey Services for Seniors

60 Surrey WayDevon610-647-6404
West Chester Senior Center530 E. Union St.West Chester610-431-4242