The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free and confidential service offered through the state of Iowa to help people find answers to important questions regarding Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription drug plans, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. 

Van Diest Medical Center and Van Diest Family Health Clinics of Jewell and Stratford are sponsor sites for SHIIP and are pleased to partner with the Iowa Insurance Division to establish a local presence to benefit Medicare beneficiaries.


SHIIP volunteer counselors Dalene Schlitter, Joyce Gelhaus and Linda Henderson are available to answer questions and provide one-on-one help by appointment only. 


Please call 515-832-7769 to schedule an appointment with a local SHIIP counselor.