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Do you need help understanding Medicare?

Do you need a Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Supplement Insurance and you are not sure which ones work best for you?

Are you new to Medicare and not sure what you need to do next?

S H I P can help!!

SHIP (State Health Insurance and assistance Program) is a counseling program that provides free, unbiased and confidential health insurance information by trained and certified counselors in your area.

SHIP helps answer questions about


Medicare Supplement Insurance

Medicare Advantage


Long-Term Care Insurance

Medicare Approved Prescription Drug Plans

Extra Help Program (Low-Income Assistance

Serving Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin,

Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall,

and Wilkinson Counties.

1-800-338-2049 (Toll Free)

Electronic Caregiver

With the push of a small button.your family, neighbors, police, fire department, or ambulance are on the way without your having to be near a phone.

Diane Reeves

Leave your name, phone number and any questions you have, and Diane will have a representative contact you.

Health Watch is a program of Southwest Regional in connection with Lifeline Systems, Inc.

  • It is a personal emergency response system which links you 24 hours a day to your hospital.
  • It allows you to move freely around your home or yard with the confidence of knowing if you need help your Lifeline System will call for it.

Who uses this service?

  • People who live alone.
  • New mothers who may need to get help for their infant without leaving the cribside.
  • People who may be concerned about their personal safety or security.
  • Those with ongoing medical conditions.
  • Post operative patients who want to maintain a link to medical assistance.
  • Disabled or handicapped individuals.

Important features:

  • Voice Communication – Superior high output speakerphone enables clear automatic two-way communication between the Lifeline subscriber and the Response Center for fast appropriate response.
  • Speaker phone built into the communicator allows two way voice communication.
  • New VoiceAssistTH Feature – This friendly female voice clarifies audible alarms and instructs subscribers in communicator operation.
  • Adjustable Volume Control – Easily adjusts the communicator's speakerphone volume.
  • RSVP Remote Answering Capability
  • The communicator's two-way speakerphone allows subscribers to answer incoming telephone calls by merely pressing their personal help button-without having to get to the phone.
  • An inactivity timer built into the communicator automatically calls the Response Center if you are unable to press your button.
  • Battery back-up keeps your communicator working even during a power failure.
  • Waterproof Personal Help Button keeps you protected while showering or bathing.

Southwest Seniors

Southwest Seniors is sponsored by St. Luke Home Health & Hospice. Benefits include health and wellness services like free blood pressure screenings, health education seminars and free outpatient diet instructions when ordered by your doctor. You will also receive a 20% discount on meals purchased in the hospital’s cafeteria and a guest meal for anyone staying with you when you are a patient in the hospital, as well as a guest cot.

You do not need a membership card to become a member. Simply call Tina Brumfield, 601 250-4283 to sign up or tell your nurse when you are in the hospital.

Health Links

American Diabetes Association

Information about the West Nile Virus from the CDC

Arthritis Association web link

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mended Hearts, Inc.

Mississippi Department of Health

Pandemic Flu Government Website

Mississippi Department of Health

Mississippi Diabetes Association web link

Mississippi Patient Safety Coalition

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)

Click on the link below for Infection Control Information