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  • Published: October 26, 2020
  • Updated: October 20, 2023
  • 5 min read time
  • This page features 9 Cited Research Articles
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Key Takeaways
  • Medicare has 10 regional offices, and what state you live in determines which regional office you visit.
  • If the closest regional Medicare office is too far, you can apply for Medicare at a local Social Security office.
  • You can apply for Medicare online and get other general Medicare services, over the phone or in person at a local Social Security office (offices reopened for in-person visits as of April 17, 2022).

Does Medicare Have Local Offices?

Medicare has regional offices — not local offices. There are national offices in the Baltimore suburbs and Washington, D.C., along with 10 regional offices around the country. For example, if you live in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington — your regional office is in Seattle. Regional offices serve as the agency’s state and local presence.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regions
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Addresses
Central Office7500 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244
Washington D.C. Office The Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20001
Region 1John F. Kennedy Federal Building 15 New Sudbury Street, Room 2325 Boston, MA 02203-0003
Region 226 Federal Plaza, Room 3811 New York, NY 10278-0063
Region 3801 Market Street Suite 9400 Philadelphia, PA 19107-3134
Region 4Atlanta Federal Center, 4th Floor 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 4T20 Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
Region 5233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60601
Region 61301 Young Street, Room 714 Dallas, TX 75202
Region 7Richard Bolling Federal Building 601 East 12th Street, Room 355 Kansas City, MO 64106-2808
Region 81961 Stout Street, Room 08-148 Denver, CO 80202
Region 990 7th Street, #5-300 (W) San Francisco, CA 94103-6706
Region 10701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600 Seattle, WA 98104

Staff at the regional offices answer questions and provide education about Medicare to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, state government officials, doctors or other health care providers, community organizations and insurers that contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Most of Medicare’s services can be handled through your local Social Security office, over the phone with Medicare or through the Medicare website.

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How To Contact Medicare

You can contact Medicare on their website, at www.medicare.gov or call toll-free at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). You can also use the TTY number at 1-877-486-2048. If you want to contact a specific regional Medicare office, you can contact them by email or phone.

Medicare Regional Office Contact Information
Region 1
Email: ROBOSORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 617-565-4630
Region 2
Email: RONYCORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 212-616-2500
Region 3
Email: ROPHIORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 215-861-4154
Region 4
Email: ROATLORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 404-562-7347
Region 5
Email: ROCHIORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 312-353-2322
Region 6
Email: RODALORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 214-767-6441
Region 7
Email: ROKCMORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 816-426-5033
Region 8
Email: ROEAORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 303-844-2111
Region 9
Email: ROSFOORA@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 415-744-3658
Region 10
Email: ROSEA_ORA2@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 206-615-2399

Medicare Services That Can Be Done Online or Over the Phone

There are several Medicare Services that can be done online or over the phone. You can sign up for Medicare, change your personal information and find programs to aid specific health needs.

Online ResourcePhone Number
Sign up for Medicare Part A or Part B (Original Medicare) on the Social Security WebsiteCall 1-800-772-1213 to sign up for Original Medicare
Login to your Medicare account to change personal information, like your address, phone number or email addressCall 1-800-772-1213 to change your personal information with Medicare
Get free health insurance counseling with State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) locator toolYou’ll need to use the SHIP locator from their website to find the number of a SHIP program near you
Medicare’s Diabetes Prevention Program search toolYou’ll need to use Medicare’s Diabetes Prevention Program search tool to find the number of a program near you
Medicare’s treatment for Opioid Misuse Program search toolYou’ll need to use Medicare’s Opioid Treatment Program search tool to find the number of a program near you
Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Where Do You Go To Apply for Medicare?

You apply for Medicare through the U.S. Social Security Administration. You can do this online, by telephone or at your local Social Security office.

Find Your Local Social Security Office
You can use the Social Security Office Locator to find a local office near you. While all Social Security offices were closed during part of the pandemic, they’ve all reopened as of April 7, 2022. You can also apply for Medicare at the Social Security website or by calling its national, toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.

The Social Security Administration can only enroll you in Original Medicare — Medicare Part A and Part B. Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and Medigap plans are sold through private insurers.

But the Social Security Administration can help with other services through the Medicare benefits section on its website.

Other Medicare Services Available Through the Social Security Administration

There are three main Medicare services offered through the Social Security Administration — signing up for Medicare Part A or B, applying for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs and requesting a replacement Medicare card.

You can file an appeal if you’re denied Extra Help coverage through the Social Security Administration. There’s also informational publications about Medicare on the Social Security Administration’s website.

FAQs About Medicare Offices

Does Medicare have local offices?
Medicare does not have local offices, only regional offices.
How do I contact my regional Medicare office?
You can contact your regional Medicare office through email. You can refer to our chart above with each region’s email information or visit the CMS website.
Is the Medicare office the same as the Social Security office?
Medicare and Social Security are two different federal insurance programs — their offices are not the same. While they share similar goals to help retirees and people with disabilities, there are differences between Medicare and Social Security.
Last Modified: October 20, 2023

9 Cited Research Articles

  1. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2021, December 1). Locations and Facilities. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Career-Information/CareersatCMS/LocationsFacilities
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration. (n.d.). Looking for a Local Office? Retrieved from https://www.ssa.gov/locator/
  3. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Meeting with Agents One-on-One. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/MeetngAgntsOneonOne_fctsht_ENGLISH_link.pdf
  4. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). How to Get Prescription Drug Coverage. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/drug-coverage-part-d/how-to-get-prescription-drug-coverage
  5. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). How to Join a Medicare Advantage Plan. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/sign-upchange-plans/types-of-medicare-health-plans/medicare-advantage-plans/how-to-join-a-medicare-advantage-plan
  6. U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Find Contact Information. https://www.medicare.gov/talk-to-someone
  7. USA.gov. (n.d.). Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Retrieved from https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services
  8. U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Find Medicare Physicians and Other Clinicians. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/
  9. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Where Can I Find a Doctor that Accepts Medicare and Medicaid? Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/answers/medicare-and-medicaid/where-can-i-find-a-doctor-that-accepts-medicare-medicaid/index.html