Mercer County SHIP Coordinator:

946 Edgewood Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618



See an article about this program published by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services: 

Ship press release.pdf (621.95 kb)


Free information and counseling regarding:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Supplements
  • Long term care insurance
  • Medicare Advantage plans
  • Prescription drug plans


Assistance with:

  • Completing insurance forms
  • Claim appeals
  • Informed referrals

Trained counselors will provide services to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages, their representatives, and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. 


Outreach and Enrollment Assistance

Our Outreach Team will:

  • Provide individual assistance with the completion of enrollment forms
  • Provide consumer education about special Medicare benefits
  • Provide educational in-service and technical assistance to community-based and social service agencies


Medicare Special Benefits for the Aged and Disabled:

  • Wellness Exams
  • Disease Prevention Services
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Hearing Aid Assistance
  • Nutrition Assistance
  • Heating Energy Assistance
  • Low Income Subsidy
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • PAAD
  • Senior Gold
  • Program enrollment may be available to assist with copays & deductibles


For more information about Medicare Services,  please call 609-393-1626, or email the SHIP Program Coordinator, Cathy Forbes at

Volunteer opportunities are available!