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SHIP provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling.

SHIP helps Medicare Beneficiaries understand:
  • Medicare coverage options
  • Medicare Advantage plans
  • Medicare Prescription (Part D) plans
  • Medicare Supplement options
  • Options for dealing with healthcare costs
  • Medicare billing issues

SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)

SMP provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling. SMP helps Medicare Beneficiaries to:
  • Detect healthcare fraud & abuse
  • Recognize healthcare waste
  • Detect Medicare billing errors
  • Identify deceptive healthcare practices
  • Recognize and avoid healthcare scams
  • Learn to protect their personal information
  • Report Medicare errors, fraud, or abuse



2666 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401


For more information please email SHIP/SMP Program at [email protected] or call (410) 222-4257.