PA MEDI (formerly APPRISE)
Providing one-on-one counseling to community members regarding their options for affordable, quality health care for seniors & families with aging & non-clinical issues in the the home. A phone call or email to our office is required for enrollment.
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.
The PA MEDI program helps people understand their Medicare and other health insurance benefits, and assist them in making informed decisions about their health care options. PA MEDI counselors work individually and confidentially with individuals to determine their health care needs and preferences, compare health insurance options, plan ahead for long-term living, and obtain Medicare and supplemental coverage that fits their lifestyle and their budget.
We can help with the following programs: Medicaid, Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities, Medicare Savings Program, Home and Community Based Services, Extra Help, PACE, Pennsylvania Patient Assistance Program, and the way in which Medicare interacts with each.
PA MEDI is a Pennsylvania state program and in Allegheny County, the program is operated by Wesley Family Services in partnership with the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.
PA MEDI assists clients over the phone, via email, and in person. Contact us today with your Medicare questions or to schedule a one-on-one counseling session.
Or use the Get In Touch form on this page.
For a PA MEDI client brochure, please go here.
For a PA MEDI volunteer brochure, please go here.
- Refer program participants
- Donate to Wesley Family Services
- Sign up to volunteer as a PA MEDI counselor
- No insurance necessary—APPRISE is a free service created by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and federally funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services