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SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is a program through the State of Iowa – staffed by trained volunteers – that provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with:

  • Medicare coverage
  • Medicare supplement insurance
  • Medicare Part D assistance and enrollment (prescription insurance)
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Medicare and insurance claims
  • Other related issues

SHIIP does not endorse insurance companies, plans or agents; the volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help seniors make well-informed decisions.   SHIIP is available to help if you:

  • Are going on Medicare
  • Are over age 65, on Medicare, and have questions
  • Are on disability with Medicare and Medicaid

Learn more about SHIIP by visiting

How to make a SHIIP appointment

SHIIP volunteers are available by appointment at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah by calling 563-387-3036.  During the COVID-19 Pandemic, all appointments will be conducted via a phone call.

What to bring to your SHIIP appointment

Please bring your insurance card(s) and a list of your current medications.

Directions to the SHIIP office

WMC provides office space for the SHIIP program.  For simple access to the SHIIP office, please park in Parking Lot E on the East side of the WMC campus, and enter through door E-1.  There is a reception/waiting area inside door E-1, and WMC staff will assist you.

SHIIP volunteers at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah

Karen McLean
Jim Sims
Dave Sweet