Apply for Medicare
Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care.
You can apply for Medicare even if you’re not ready to retire. More...
If You Already Have Medicare
If you already have Medicare Part A and wish to sign up for Medicare Part B, please call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security office.
Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income also may be able to get Extra Help to pay for the costs.
If your Medicare card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can ask for a new one online.Replace your lost, stolen or damaged Medicare card
If you live in Puerto Rico you will not receive Medicare Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B) automatically. You will need to sign up for it during your initial enrollment period or you will pay a penalty. To sign up, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security office.
Learn About Medicare
- Medicare publications
- Get Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs
- Medicare information for beneficiaries with higher incomes
- More Medicare information
- Understanding Medicare enrollment periods