East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol
The East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. SMP not only protects older persons, it also helps to preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Who We Serve
The program serves residents of these areas: East Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Bristol, Barrington, and Warren, Rhode Island.
SMP staff and volunteers work with individual beneficiaries to review their Medicare Summary Notices for accuracy; make presentations to groups about how to avoid getting taken by scam artists; exhibit at community health fairs, and more. Their primary goals are to teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal identity, identify and report errors on their health care bills, and identify deceptive health care practices, such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary or inappropriate services, and charging for services that were never provided. To schedule an SMP Presentation please download our flyer (see below).
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
How to Enroll
Call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876.
How You Can Volunteer
People may volunteer time, goods, or services. Volunteer to help protect older persons from criminals and save precious health care dollars at the same time. This is a mission that attracts many civic-minded Americans. Most SMP volunteers are both retired and on Medicare, so they are well-positioned to assist their peers. To volunteer call the Office of Volunteer Services: 401-435-7876.