You apply for Medicare with the Social Security Administration.
Contact the Social Security Administration in the way that is most convenient for you.
- Call Social Security at a toll-free number (800) 772-1213 to schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office - in person or over phone.
- Visit your local Social Security Administration office during normal business hours.
- Call your local Social Security Administration office to make an appointment.
- For more information, visit the official Social Security website at www.ssa.gov.
Will I Need To Prove My Age?
Yes. You will need to have proof of your age, such as a birth certificate, your previous year's W-2 form or tax return, and possibly other proof. Call Social Security ahead of time to find out what proof you will need.