Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) usually doesn’t cover common medical supplies that you typically use at home, like bandages and gauze. Medicare covers some supplies as durable medical equipment.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 100% for most common medical supplies you use at home.

Things to know


Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. Contact the plan for more information.

Is my test, item, or service covered?