Los Angeles County residents have a place to turn for help when making their Medicare choices during Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2023.  Center for Health Care Rights is the official provider of free Medicare health insurance education, counseling, informal advocacy, and legal services for Los Angeles County residents.  The Center helps thousands of people navigate Medicare every year.

State-registered counselors are available to help Medicare beneficiaries choose the right plan for their needs, overcome financial barriers to health care, avoid scams and make sense of the paperwork.

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“Medicare can be confusing, but you are not alone. The Center for Health Care Rights’ state-registered counselors are here to help,” said Joe Cislowski, executive director of the Center for Health Care Rights.

“Appointments fill up fast during Open Enrollment, so we encourage Los Angeles County residents to give us a call today at 800-434-0222.”

A nonprofit public service, the Center is funded by the State of California Department of Aging, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).

Los Angeles County residents, caregivers, families and health care providers can call the Center’s helpline to schedule a free telephone appointment. Callers can speak one-to-one with Los Angeles-based counselors for unbiased, easy-to-understand information about Medicare. The Center offers help in 230+ languages. In-person counseling is also available at locations across the county.

The Center can be reached at (800) 434-0222 or visit www.healthcarerights.org.