Benefits Enrollment Center

The Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) provides assistance to Medicare beneficiaries interested in applying for additional benefits, and is located at the Duke Division of Community Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Durham, North Carolina.

If you have Medicare and a limited income, our BEC provides assistance so you can have access to healthy food, needed medical care, prescriptions, Medicaid, heating assistance as well as other supportive services.

Our area of coverage includes Durham, Granville, and Person Counties. However, if you live in other counties and need assistance, call us to discuss your options.


  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Medicare Part D, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy program (pays for Part D premiums, reduces drug co-pays and eliminates the donut hole)
  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • Medicaid and many more


Enroll by calling (919) 681-7356 or by completing an information card and leaving it in one of our drop-off boxes.


We are seeking both full-time and part-time volunteers. Help us inform seniors and adults with disabilities about all the benefits they qualify for, but are not yet enrolled in.

Call (919) 681-7356 for volunteer opportunities.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.