Medicare.gov The Official Medicare Website
- Medicare.gov is an important resource for Medicare enrollees. Learn about some of the features the website provides and why it's important for beneficiaries to access.
Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for Medicare, which is the federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 or older and younger people with qualifying disabilities or conditions.
The Medicare.gov website is provided as a resource for beneficiaries, their family members and health care providers.
What Does Medicare.gov Feature?
Medicare.gov features everything you need related to your Medicare benefits.
Medicare.gov lets you:
- Sign up for Medicare or change your plan
- Find out your Medicare costs
- Discover what Medicare covers
- Get information on drug coverage Medicare provides through Part D
- File claims and appeals
- Learn your Medicare rights
- Manage your health
- Access forms, help and other resources
How Do I Log in to Medicare.gov?
Medicare.gov itself does not require a login to view general information about Medicare and Medicaid. But if you want to see personalized information related to your specific benefits, you may click “Log in” from the home screen to be taken to your personal Medicare account at MyMedicare.gov.
MyMedicare.gov is where you can access personal health information and learn about your eligibility and benefits.
How Do I Register on Medicare.gov?
If you have not yet created an account with MyMedicare.gov, you may do so by clicking “Log in/Create Account” from the home screen of medicare.gov, or you can go directly to the page where you can register your account.
What are the Most Useful Parts of Medicare.gov?
There’s a lot you can do on Medicare.gov, but some of the most common and useful parts of the website are summarized below.
Medicare.gov also provides you with information related to Medicare costs, such as what you might expect to pay in premiums for Parts A, B, C and D. You can also compare procedure costs and learn about programs that might be able to help you save money on medical and drug expenses.
What Medicare Covers
Another section of Medicare.gov helps you find out what tests, items or services are covered under your Medicare plan. To confirm what is available, it's generally a good idea to speak to a Medicare plan representative for individualized help.
You can also learn what Part A and Part B cover and the differences between Original Medicare (Part A) and Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C).
Find Medicare Health and Drug Plans
This section provides comprehensive information on Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage that provide coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care and other benefits not found in Original Medicare.
Learn how to find and compare plans available in your area by using the Medicare plan finder tool.
Find Medicare Providers
You can use Medicare.gov to search for doctors, health care providers, hospitals and medical facilities near you.
You can search by location and provider type to find out where you can use your Medicare coverage, and you can also review Medicare Star Ratings for providers or facilities, where applicable.
Get Help With Medicare Costs
You can also use Medicare.gov to check your eligibility for Medicare cost-saving programs and locate available help near you.
Speak With Someone From Medicare.gov
You can contact a Medicare representative by phone or live online chat for any further help with your Medicare eligibility, enrollment, plan options and more.
Medicare.gov is a federal government website because Medicare is a federal health insurance plan.
As you navigate, you may notice that on nearly every page on the right side, there is a box for finding someone to talk to about your Medicare benefits. Select your state, click Go, and the site will direct you to contact information specific to your state, including names of organizations, what they do, direct phone numbers and website links.