Here are some resources for getting help with Medicare including the official Medicare helpline 1-800-MEDICARE.

Official Resources:

Get Help With Medicare Costs:

  • See if you qualify for a Medicare Savings program based on income for help with Part A and Part B costs.
  • See if you qualify for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription drug costs based on income.
  • Some Medicare beneficiaries are also eligible for Medicaid. Call your Medicaid office for more information and to see if you qualify. Visit Medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
  • Some states have state pharmacy assistance programs. Visit Medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/#state-programs.
  • Many drug manufacturers offer assistance programs called Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (also called Patient Assistance Programs). Visit Medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program.
  • PACE is a state-based Medicare-Medicaid program that allows people who need a nursing home-level of care to remain in the community. You can browse PACE plans on our site if you are eligible.
  • SSI is a cash benefit paid by Social Security to people with limited income and resources who are blind, 65 or older, or have a disability. If you qualify for SSI, you automatically qualify for Extra Help. Visit benefits.gov/ssa.
  • There are programs in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa to help people with limited income and resources pay their Medicare costs.┬áVisit Medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.

Unofficial resources:

  • You can use this site to browse Medicare Advantage and Medicare Drug Plans and get answers to Medicare questions.
  • You can get in-person help from any CMS-approved broker with access to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Drug Plans.