Official U.S. Government Sites

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS)
CMS is the U.S. agency that manages Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). On this site, you can find information about coverage and benefits for these programs.

U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA)
AoA is the U.S. government agency that advocates for older persons and their concerns. AoA works to inform people about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the nation, as well as the needs of older people. This site contains educational material on aging-related issues.

Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities works to help people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible and to make the general public aware of this population’s needs and potential.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluates the safety of drugs that are available to American consumers. It identifies drug safety concerns and recommends actions to improve the safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs and to protect the public health.

National Council on Disability (NCD)
CMS is the U.S. agency that manages Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). On this site, you can find information about coverage and benefits for these programs.

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs serves former members of the American military. This site contains information about veteran health care benefits, pensions, and educational opportunities for veterans.

Social Security Administration (SSA)
The Social Security Administration manages Social Security retirement and disability payments. This site has benefits information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Other Useful Sites

Abledata provides information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation aids, like wheelchairs, telephones for the hard of hearing, and home safety equipment.

AARP is a membership organization for people age 50 and over. It provides its members with information about aging-related issues like health, community living, and personal finances.

Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Medline Plus
Medline Plus has information about specific medical conditions and medications, as well as a database where you can search for healthcare providers in your area.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
Do you provide care to a member of your family? If so, you may want to visit the National Family Caregivers Association website. It has information for family caregivers, including a resource library and caregiver forum.

Links on Island

Government of Guam
The GovGuam Portal is the latest e-government initiative that is transforming government operations and improving the culture of service. They continue to develop better ways for you to get what you need, when you need it. This is their commitment to you as they build upon the progress that is moving the island forward in so many ways.

Division of Senior Citizens
The Division of Senior Citizens (DSC) is the principal advocate for senior citizens throughout the island. Activities are planned, developed, and related to the purposes of the Older Americans Act. The Division is mandated by federal and Guam laws to ensure programs funded under Title III are coordinated effectively.

PEACE is a community-based project established by the Office of the Governor with appointed PEACE Council members and guided by the Epidemiological work group.

Contact your local State office if you have questions or would like to talk with someone in person about your situation. Guam GetCare staff are available to help you.