New Times for Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Events

Snow Hill, Md. (November 18, 2013) – Changes have been made to the previously published listing of November outreach events for the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program.

Please note the following times have been updated for the Pocomoke Walmart and Fruitland Walmart events:

· Saturday November 23 - Pocomoke Walmart, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
· Saturday November 30 - Fruitland Walmart, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Interested individuals can stop by one of these events to learn more about available health plans. Stay tuned for more events in upcoming months.

Staff has scheduled office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at various organizations throughout Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Locations include health departments, departments of social services, TLC Health Centers, PRMC, and libraries. Those interested should contact our toll free number at (855) 445-5540 to speak with a representative to find the closest location and to make an appointment.

For more information on our program and an updated list of events, please visit us at lowershorehealth.org.

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