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SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)
800-243-4636, press 3 or press 5 if calling from cell phone
TTY (877) 610-0241

A state health insurance assistance program that provides to Massachusetts residents of any age who have Medicare free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.

Is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with elder service agencies, social service and community based agencies and Councils on Aging.


 800-841-2900 or 800-497-4648

In Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are combined into one program called MassHealth.

MassHealth members may be able to get doctors visits, prescription drugs, hospital stays, and many other important services.


The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).


Beverly Hospital

Financial Counseling & Community Liaison

To make an appointment, call:
Beverly Hospital: 978-922-3000, ext. 2127
Addison Gilbert Hospital: 978-283-4001, ext. 623
BayRidge Hospital: 781-599-9200, ext. 7909

The Financial Counseling & Community Liaison office at Northeast Hospitals provides free information and advocacy for people who need assistance to access health care:

  affordable or free health care
  affordable or free health insurance
  information about prescription programs

All the services of the office of Financial Counseling & Community Liaison are free of charge and confidential.



AIDS Action Committee

AIDS Action Committee

A leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Provides health and wellness services, including peer support, housing, legal services, rental and utility assistance, behavioral health counseling, and client advocacy and case management.

North Shore Health Project

North Shore Health Project

Promoting wellness in people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C by providing advocacy, case management, and holistic and support services in a person-centered, inclusive setting.



Please note: There is more information on Home Services topics in the Additional Notes section on this website. This requires a log in to access confidential information.

Lahey Health

Lahey Health at Home
600 Cummings Center, Suite 270X
Beverly, MA 01915

A Medicare-certified home health agency dedicated to providing outstanding quality, physician-directed home health services to patients on the North Shore.

All Care Visiting Nurse

All Care Visiting Nurse
210 Market Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Specializes in providing a full continuum of in-home services through its VNA, Hospice and Private Care Services which supports independence, safety and caring. 

From skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy to hospice care to private services, All Care offers solutions, resources and assistance to each patient and family ensuring quality of life at every phase of need.


Home Health VNA Merrimack Valley Hospice Home, Care, Inc.
360 Merrimack Street
Building #9
Lawrence, MA 01843

A local not-for-profit agency, serving the community since 1895.

Providing a full continuum of care in the home – from supportive services to skilled nursing and rehabilitation to end-of-life care.

Home Care Visiting Nurse Services

Home Care Visiting Nurse Services
152 Conant Street, Third Floor
Beverly, MA 01915

Provides the care you need, from general care to highly specialized services for managing chronic conditions.

Many services are covered by Medicare or your health insurance. Other services may be paid out of pocket or with other insurance. Learn more about paying for home care.

VNA Care

VNA Care
8 Angle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

People turn to VNA Care during times of illness or injury so they can remain where they most want to be — at home.

Expert clinicians bring state-of-the-art care, education, and support into patients’ homes to help them reach their health care goals.

Home Care / Private Home Care Services

Please note: There is more information on Home Care/Private Home Care Services in the Additional Notes section on this website. This requires a log in to access confidential information.

Senior Care

49 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA

Homecare & Care Management covering: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield & Wenham

North Shore Elder Services

North Shore Elder Services
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200
Danvers, MA 01923

Homecare services cover the following areas: Danvers, Salem, Peabody, Middleton and Marblehead

Service Plans may include the following:
Adaptive Equipment

•  Adult Day Care
•  Bathing Assistance
•  Grocery Shopping
•  Home Delivered Meals
•  Laundry /Light Cleaning

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
280 Merrimack Street, Suite 400
Lawrence, MA 01843

This agency covers the following towns:
Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford & West Newbury.

Greater Lynn Senior Services

Greater Lynn Senior Services
8 Silsbee Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Services may include:
•  homemaking (cleaning, laundry)
•  personal care (bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed)
•  heavy chores
•  grocery shopping

Home Care for the following towns: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus & Swampscott

Hospice / Palliative Care

Please note: There is more information on Hospice/Palliative Care topics in the Additional Notes section on this website. This requires a log in to access confidential information.

Beacon Hospice

Beacon Hospice
877-242-8394 (Referral line)

A community of caregivers dedicated to excellence in end-of-life care for the patient and their families.

Respecting patient choice, providing comfort and promoting dignity.

Care Dimensions

888-283-1722 (Referral Line)

The largest hospice in Massachusetts and offers  a continuum of clinical care for adult and pediatric patients with advanced and life-limiting illnesses and provide support for their families and caregivers.

No one is denied care because of financial status, level of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

VNA of Middlesex-East

VNA of Middlesex-East
607 North Avenue, Suite 17
Wakefield, MA 01880
800-607-4299 (Referral Line)

Provides comprehensive home health and hospice care.

Fosters and promotes the health of individual, family and community through education and compassionate, high quality services.


A list of housing options for the following categories are listed in full detail in the Additional Notes section of this website: Assisted Living, Veteran’s, Supportive, Congregate, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Subsidized (Housing Authorities for North Shore cities/towns).  Please note:  the Additional Notes requires a log in to access confidential information.


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