Sourcewise provides you access to the Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). State-certified counselors offer information and unbiased guidance to ensure that you are well informed to choose the right Medicare options for you and your loved ones.

Currently, the Sourcewise HICAP is offering a series of educational courses at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. These courses will help you navigate topics including: upcoming changes to Medicare in 2016, choosing the right prescription coverage, whether long term care is a viable option, and Medicare savings programs.

If you are a current beneficiary of Medicare, are about to sign up, or are caring for someone who has Medicare, this informational series may benefit you. Medical providers are also welcome to attend.

The series began in August and will continue through December. Remaining courses available are:

  • October 2, 2015: Changes to Medicare in 2016 – Annual Enrollment Period
  • October 16, 2015 and December 4, 2015: Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. This “hands on” class allows you to compare costs of your current prescription plan against other options. Bring your prescriptions!
  • November 20, 2015: Medicare Savings Programs (Offered in English and Spanish)

The Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center is located at 17000 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. All classes will be held in the El Toro Room. Classes in English are from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. while Spanish classes are from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is preferred. Classes are free.

For more information regarding these free courses and to register, please contact HICAP at (408) 350-3200, Option 2; or email Reserve your seat today; class size is limited.

Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare Part B covers lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) if the individual meets all the following criteria:

  • Aged 55 to 77
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Current smoker or quit smoking within the past 15 years
  • Tobacco smoking history averaging one pack per day for 20 years (“20 pack-years”)
  • An order from a doctor or healthcare provider

Take advantage of these preventative services offered by Medicare by asking for them for yourself or your loved one. In this way, older adults can reduce their risk of developing substance abuse disorders or mitigate its effects to maintain healthier lifestyles.


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  2. gov. (n.d.). Preventive & screening services. preventive services (


This project was supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $94,686 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.