Ready to sign up for Part A & Part B
To sign up for Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Part B (Medical Insurance) , you’ll need to contact the Social Security Administration. Depending on your situation, we can help you find the easiest way to sign up. Why don’t I contact Medicare to sign up for Part A and Part B?
What's your situation?
If you live outside the U.S.: You may want to get Part B if you plan to return to the U.S. to get health care services. Get help signing up for Part B if you live in a foreign country.
After you sign up
You’ll get a welcome package [PDF, 491 KB] with your Medicare card, which has your Medicare Number. You’ll need your Medicare Number to create your secure Medicare account here on Medicare.gov, join a plan, or buy supplemental insurance.