Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI)

Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) - Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania's Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name


All counseling sessions are conducted via phone or Zoom and presentations are presented via Zoom or in person.  Please see specific presentations.

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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 Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid and Long-Term Care Insurance as well as prescription drug plans. 

The Chester County Department of Aging Services has a voicemail box designated for the PA MEDI program. Please call (610) 344-5004 and leave your name, phone number, and a short message. You will receive a phone call back from a PA MEDI counselor within 24 hours. You can also email us.


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 Medicare is all about, this session is for you!  At these sessions members of the PA MEDI program will present an overview of Medicare including the definitions of Medicare A, B, C; explanation of the drug benefit (Part D), types of health care insurance available in Chester County, benefits available for low income beneficiaries and things to consider when selecting your medical coverage. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Click here for dates, locations and times for these sessions.

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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
Address
City
Phone Number
Brandywine Valley Active Aging

Coatesville Campus

Downingtown Campus


250 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
.
Brandywine Grace Church
40 West Pennsylvania Ave.


Coatesville

Downingtown


610-383-6900

610-269-3939

Church of the Good Samaritan

212 W. Lancaster Ave. Paoli 610-344-6035
East Goshen Township Bldg. 1580 Paoli Pike

West Chester 610-344-6035
Government Services Center -
Dept. of Aging Services
601 Westtown Rd.,
Suite 320
West Chester 610-344-6035


Kennett Area Senior Center
427 S. Walnut St.
Kennett Square
610-444-4819

Oxford Senior Center
12 E. Locust St.
Oxford
610-932-5244

Phoenixville Senior Center
153 Church St.
Phoenixville
610-935-1515

Surrey Services for Seniors

60 Surrey Way Devon 610-647-6404
West Chester Senior Center 530 E. Union St. West Chester 610-431-4242