Here is some helpful information we found on how to get a replacement medicare card…

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 the departments 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 lim

    picture of sample Medicare card

    it 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 them, you will need to report this change to them before they can process your request.
  • If you have moved and have reported this to them recently, you will need to contact us before they can process your request.

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