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Medicare information for Georgia

The national telephone number for Medicare is 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

A local resource for Medicare information is Georgia SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). The Georgia SHIP program can help you with topics such as :

  • Medicare eligibility
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medicare supplement

Georgia SHIP contact details are :

GeorgiaCares

(866) 552-4464
http://www.mygeorgiacares.org

Medicare does not have many local offices open to the public. Instead, your nearest Social Security office can help regarding some Medicare things like getting a replacement Medicare card or asking about how Medicare premiums change with income.



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