If you have questions about your health insurance or a medical bill, our trained counselors can help. We offer free unbiased counseling to persons of all ages, answering all of your health insurance questions.
Free Health Insurance Counseling
We provide insight and education on Medicare, private health insurance, children's health insurance, Washington Health Program, COBRA, Medicaid, medical billing issues, long-term insurance and more!
The SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) is provided under the supervision of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and sponsored locally by Island Hospital.
There is absolutely no cost to you for SHIBA services.
Interested in becoming a SHIBA volunteer?
Although our SHIBA volunteer counselors may come from varied backgrounds (such as teaching, accounting, healthcare administration, the military or law enforcement), they all share common interests and abilities:
- They have a keen desire to serve the public.
- They're able to make a connection with a wide range of people.
- They're adept at reading and interpreting insurance language.
- They're skillful communicators with a knack for explaining things.
- They're adept at using the computer.
All SHIBA volunteers are required to participate in a four hour training once a month.
If you are interested in learning more about the SHIBA Volunteer Program, please contact Aubre Adams at Island Hospital (360) 299-1342 or email email@example.com.
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
Appointments are recommended.
On Lopez Island:
Lopez Island Medical Clinic, call (360) 468-2245 for an appointment.
On Orcas Island:
Orcas Island Medical Center, call (360) 376-2561 for an appointment.
In Friday Harbor:
Life Care Center of the San Juan's, call (360) 378-2117 and ask for the SHIBA office.
In Oak Harbor:
Oak Harbor Senior Center, call (360) 279-4580 for an appointment.
Other community SHIBA resources:
Mount Vernon, Burlington and Sedro Woolley (360) 707-5567
Coupeville (360) 678-5151, extension 4005
South Whidbey (360) 321-1600
Or, you can contact SHIBA main offices (Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner) directly via this link: » SHIBA