Living Better in Later Life
Living well. Feeling well. Staying well. That's what the Senior Advantage Program at The George Washington University Hospital is all about.
Senior Advantage provides free and discounted services to enhance the health and well-being of adults age 65 and older. Seniors receive free physician referrals, notice of upcoming special senior events and health fairs, VIP hospital accommodations and much more.
Please take a few moments to browse and discover the many benefits awaiting you with Senior Advantage!
Free Hearing Screening
Senior Advantage members are eligible to receive free hearing screenings at the GW Hospital Audiology Center by appointment. Call 202-741-3275 for more information.
GW Physician Referral Line
No doctor? No problem! Call our free Physician Referral Line at 1-888-4GW-DOCS to connect with some of the finest physicians throughout the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas.
Health News Magazine and Senior Advantage News
Enjoy complimentary subscriptions to Health News Magazine and Senior Advantage Magazine. Published quarterly, both FREE publications bring you the latest medical news and information, as well as a schedule of upcoming events and programs sponsored by Senior Advantage and GW Hospital.
Various notary public services are available by appointment at no charge to Senior Advantage members.
Should you be admitted to GW Hospital, Senior Advantage will provide free parking for one hour each day for a family member, friend or significant other.
Senior Advantage members enjoy a 20 percent discount on all meals in the GW Hospital cafeteria. Plus, if you are admitted to the hospital, you'll receive a $5.00 cafeteria coupon to pass along to a visiting family member, friend or significant other.
Gift Shop Discounts
Thanks to Senior Advantage, you'll receive a 10 percent discount on all items (except food and drinks) in the GW Hospital gift shop. This includes greeting cards, flowers, books, pens and more!
GW Center for Integrative Medicine
From massage therapy to nutrition counseling, the GW Center for Integrative Medicine offers a broad range of treatment modalities. And, as a Senior Advantage member, you'll save 10% on any service including acupuncture, homeopathy, medication, yoga and Chinese herbal medicine, guided imagery, the Alexander Technique, spirituality and chiropractic services.
Health, Wellness and VIP Services
VIP Hospital Treatment
If you are hospitalized at GW Hospital, you'll receive a personal visit from a Senior Advantage representative and will be treated to gourmet meals, complimentary daily newspapers, a plant and a private room (as available).
Senior Advantage members will receive regular mailings and invitations to special seminars, health fairs and educational programs sponsored by The GW Hospital.
Healthcare and Insurance Counseling
Members can access the State Health Insurance Assistant Program (SHIP) through the D.C. Department on Aging and Community Living. SHIP offers a variety of programs including community activities and events, nutrition and transportation services, healthcare and insurance counseling, caregiver support resources and adult protective services.
Health Law Services
Access free legal representation through The GWU Health Rights Law Clinic. Eligible D.C. residents can receive help with health law issues including high medical bills, Medicaid fair hearings regarding benefits or eligibility, Medicare appeals of coverage denials and coverage disputes with private health insurance.
Senior Advantage Program Questions/Comments
If you have any questions about the Senior Advantage Program call 202-715-4263 or use the form below.
To enroll, please use the Senior Advantage Application form >