Health Advocacy is support for those who are experiencing a medical or health challenge.  At Health Advocate Services we help put together the puzzle of the healthcare and health insurance system. We can work with the entire spectrum of services and professionals that are part of the patient’s associated health event(s). This might include physicians, therapists, insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others who may have an effect on a patient’s healthcare needs.

We focus on two main areas: healthcare diagnosis and treatment and all aspects of health insurance. Each of these can cause stress and can become central to a client’s wellbeing.

What is a Health Advocate?

  • Serves as a liaison between medical providers to fill gaps often getting in the way of improved health and wellbeing.
  • Enables and empowers the patient to get his/her health needs met
  • Provides resources so patients can be as healthy as possible within the confines of a their goals and health status through high quality care.
  • Helps patients understand their medical conditions and treatment options to help them make better treatment decisions.
  • Simplifies and organizes health insurance claims
  • Submits insurance payments that are correct and accurate
  • Helps manage claims denials and appeals
  • Finds the best health insurance plans for the patient and family needs

Why us?

  • We have extensive experience in helping those with serious illness meet their health care needs
  • Our clinical training helps you understand and translate complex medical information
  • The background and experience we have in healthcare benefits enables us to assist with healthcare insurance
  • Our link to local resources helps patients and their families obtain required services

When to Choose an Independant Healthcare Advocate

  • You have a new or serious diagnosis and don’t know where to turn for advice
  • You don’t understand your diagnosis or the treatment options available
  • You need to make a treatment decision and are overwhelmed with information
  • You have a family member about whom you are concerned who needs oversight of medical care
  • You need help arranging an end-of-life plan for yourself or a loved one
  • You have an elderly family member who needs care coordination and you are not living in the same geographic area
  • You are spending too much money and time trying to pay your insurance bills
  • Health insurance is costing too much
  • Your health claims are being denied

Introducing Ellen Abisch, MSRN, President

My expertise is helping others define, communicate and meet their healthcare and treatment goals while making sure the mechanics of getting effective, quality and cost manageable care is as smooth as possible.


I was trained as a nurse with a professional career establishing and managing health and health insurance programs that are effective, accessible and meet the patients’ healthcare needs.


That experience has demonstrated that when people are ill it is difficult to do it alone and that during times of feeling poorly, even the little things matter. Despite all the efforts to minimize errors and improve treatment, errors occur too often.  Poor communication and not following treatment recommendations are common, often with devastating consequences.

At Health Advocate Services we offer an ally who can provide an extra set of ears, can ask the right questions and understands the complexities of the medical system, enables the patient and their loved ones to feel better faster, and enables a better outcome and better experiences.

Call or email us and let us help you with your medical experience and to put together the puzzling health insurance process.  We will be on your side as your healthcare advocate.