For Consumers

SHIBA welcomes Lower Columbia Community Action Program as new sponsor in Clark, Skamania counties

Contact Public Affairs: 360-725-7055

August 10, 2015

Vancouver, WA – Starting today, residents in Clark and Skamania counties who need help with Medicare, prescription drugs and more can contact the Lower Columbia Community Action Program (Lower Columbia CAP).

Lower Columbia CAP is the new Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) sponsor in Clark and Skamania counties.

Lower Columbia CAP replaces the previous SHIBA sponsor, Human Services Council.

A public service offered by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, SHIBA volunteer advisors serve people of all ages. More than 350 trained volunteer advisors statewide provide free, impartial and confidential counseling and education to people in their local communities on Medicare, health care programs and prescription drug access, fraud and abuse, and more.

Lower Columbia CAP has been helping people for more than 50 years in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Lewis counties and also serves as the SHIBA sponsor in these counties.

Lower Columbia CAP’s mission is to strengthen communities by helping people out of poverty with access to food, housing, job training, and other support services. It serves approximately 20,000 people each year through a variety of food, housing, senior nutrition, transportation, and volunteer service programs in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Lewis counties.

For SHIBA services in Clark and Skamania counties, appointments and walk-in clinics are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is located at:

5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 20

Vancouver, WA 98661

Call toll free: 800-562-6900; ask for the SHIBA sponsor in Clark or Skamania counties

Local calls: 360-947-2479

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Release No. 15-36