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Information about Replacing a Medicare Card: If your Medicare card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can ask for a new one at this website.

What is a Medicare Card?

  • The Medicare card looks like the red, white and blue card shown here.
  • Your Medicare card is your proof that you have Medicare health insurance.
  • You can use this application only to request a Medicare card. If you need a Medicaid card, please contact your state Medicaid office.

What You Should Know

  • Your Medicare card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days.
  • It will be mailed to the address Social Security has on file for you.
  • If you need proof that you have Medicare sooner than 30 days, you also can request a letter which you will receive in about 10 days.
  • If you need proof immediately for your doctor or for a prescription, visit your nearest Social Security office.
  • For security reasons, there is a 30 minute time limit to complete each page. You will be given notice when you are about to time out and can get more time to finish.
  • You can read more about Social Security’s Internet policy here.

If You Have Moved

  • If you have moved and have not reported this to us, you will need to report this change to us before we can process your request.
  • If you have moved and have reported this to us recently, you will need to contact us before we can process your request.

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