Medicare is the nation's largest health insurance program, covering nearly 40 million Americans. The Medicare program is for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).
This online tool is designed to help individuals determine whether or not they are eligible for Medicare, and to provide information about enrollment. If you are not a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien who has lived in the U.S. continuously for a five-year period, please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 for your Medicare enrollment and eligibility instead of using this tool.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services