Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) is a volunteer based program that provides free assistance with evaluating and choosing Medicare insurance options. This service is available to all Massachusetts residents who have Medicare or are about to become eligible for Medicare. A SHINE counselor can assist with learning about benefits and available options.
SHINE APPOINTMENTS AT SPRINGWELL
SHINE counselors are available for in person meetings at our office in Waltham. To inquire about availability or to book an appointment call our Information and Consultation Department at 617-926-4100 x502.
ADDITIONAL SHINE LOCATIONS
In person meetings are also available at many Councils on Aging or Senior Centers. Below is a list of those available locally.
|Town and Address||Telephone Number|
|Belmont, 266 Beech Street||617-993-2970|
|Brookline, 93 Winchester Street||617-730-2777|
|Framingham, 535 Union Avenue*||508-532-5980|
|Needham, 300 Hillside Avenue*||781-455-7555|
|Newton, 345 Walnut Street||617-796-1660|
|Waltham, 610 Main Street||781-314-3000|
|Watertown, 149 Main Street||617-972-6486|
|Wellesley, 500 Washington Street||781-235-3961|
|Weston, 20 Alphabet Lane, Ground Floor||781-786-6280|
|*Indicates regional SHINE office location|
SHINE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS
SHINE counselors are available by phone and can be reached by calling 800-243-4636 and choosing option 3. You can also speak with Prescription Advantage by choosing option 2 from the same telephone number.