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United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
Medicare Bureau



Address:
Telephone(s):1-800-MEDICARE. Hearings and Appeals (718) 357-8805
Fax:718-357-9591
World Wide Web: http://www.medicare.gov


Description:

Medicare is a health insurance program for persons 65 years of age and older and those under 65 who are disabled. It is a national program run by the Federal Government. Medicare has two parts: hospital insurance and medical insurance. It covers treatment of illnesses and the cost of most necessary hospital stays. If you are approaching 65, remember enrollment periods for Medicare are: 1) three months before your 65th birthday; and 2) between January 1st and March 31st of each year.




Hours:

Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm.


Eligibility Requirements:

Persons 65 years of age and older and those under 65 who are disabled.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Birth certificate and Social Security card.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.


Services Offered:Health Care
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):Disabilities, People withOlder Adults