One-on-one appointments for Medicare recipients, or individuals applying for Medicare coverage in 2017, are available October 21 from noon to 7:00 p.m. at Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street in Ashland. Volunteer counselors and Ohio Department of Insurance staff, trained in Medicare and the Medicare Part D Annual Coordinated Election of Benefits, will: evaluate Medicare recipient’s current drug plans; show recipient’s their choices of plans; help recipients change their plan for 2017, if they wish; assist recipient’s applying for Part D Low Income Subsidy Assistance; assist with Medicare Savings Plan application forms; and provide community resource information.
Recognizing September as Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) awareness month, University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is offering free P.A.D. screenings.
Adult and pediatric patients with persistent articulation errors or oral dysphagia now have local access to a high-tech program called “Smart Palate.”