If you live in a disaster or emergency area, the rules for getting care may change for a short time. Affected areas are areas where one of these has happened:
- The President has declared it an emergency or disaster. Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) to see if your area is affected (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
- A governor has declared it an emergency or disaster. Visit your state government's official website to find out if your area is affected.
- The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared a public health emergency. Visit the HHS Public Health Emergency website, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to find out if your area is affected.