Senior & Community Services Center

SHIBA-Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance

Angela Lamborn, Executive Director
17 S. Alder Ave
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 728
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-6024
FAX: (541) 573-6025

COVID19 Information:

The building is open by appointment only for all other services. The doors are locked.  Please call the appropriate program and if we are not available we will return your call as soon as we can.  Appointments are available on a first come first served basis Monday – Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  We are not available during the lunch hour.  Fridays are administrative work days; staff is not available to the public via phone or appointment.  Please leave a message and we will return your call the next business day.

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program uses trained volunteers to help people with Medicare Harney County Senior Centermake health insurance decisions.

This free program saves Medicare beneficiaries money by making sure they receive all possible benefits and don’t pay too much out of their own pockets.

SHIBA is funded by a federal grant from the Administration for Community Living.

These free services are available to people with Medicare, their family members, caregivers and advocates.

Do You Know:

  • How to get Medicare?
  • The Important deadlines to buy additional insurance or prescription drug coverage?
  • What happens if you continue to work after you are eligible for Medicare?

SHIBA volunteers can help you:

  • Select a Medicare prescription drug plan
  • Find out if you are receiving all possible benefits
  • Compare supplemental health insurance policies
  • Evaluate your need for long-term care insurance
  • Read bills
  • File an appeal or insurance complaint

Volunteers are at the Harney County Senior & Community Services Center every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00. No appointments needed.   During Medicare open enrollment October 15- December 7 annually SHIBA volunteers are available from 1:00-3:00 Tuesday and Thursday.  Appointments during open enrollment are available and suggested.