Helpful Medicare Contacts
You can find Medicare-related contacts below along with their corresponding websites/phone numbers.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Learn about hospice care and hospice programs where you live. Your doctor or other health care provider may also be able to help you find local services.
Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Learn more about eligibility, benefits and how to apply.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program offers free counseling and can help with questions about buying insurance, choosing a health plan and your rights and protection under Medicare. See pages 59–60 for the number in your state.
Social Security Administration
Get answers to questions about Medicare eligibility and enrollment, Social Security retirement benefits or disability benefits. You can also ask about your eligibility for financial help. 1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778.
The Medicare website provides information and offers online tools to find and compare Part D plans, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap) plans.
Call for questions about Medicare and detailed information about plans and policies in your area. 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).