Medicare Assistance

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) is a statewide program providing free, unbiased help understanding options with Medicare benefits. SHIBA volunteers are trained, certified counselors who help current and new Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions about their health and prescription drug plan choices. 

SHIBA counselors offer one-on-one counseling at community centers, private homes or wherever is convenient. Group presentations to help people understand the complexities of Medicare can be requested by calling 503-846-3094. Visit

Medicare 101

Open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15. To help individuals prepare, Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services, along with the City of Beaverton and SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance), are offering a free Medicare 101 class.
The informational session will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the main Beaverton City Library, Meeting Room A, located at 12375 SW 5th Street.
This class is geared toward anyone new to Medicare or who needs information about the annual enrollment period, which occurs every year from October 15 through December 7. Participants will learn about Medicare Parts A and B, prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medigap secondary coverage, fraud prevention and open enrollment.
Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 503-846-3094.

Open Enrollment Calendar

SHIBA counselors will be available to assist with Medicare enrollment and questions throughout the open enrollment period. Check the calendar below for locations, dates and times.  Click here for the print version of the calendar.