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Medicare information for North Carolina

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

North Carolina State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) can give you one-on-one help. The North Carolina SHIP program can help you with topics such as :

  • Medicare donut hole
  • Medicare long-term care
  • Medicare sign up

North Carolina SHIP contact details are :

Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
(919) 807-6900
(800) 443-9354
http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/shiip_contact.asp

Medicare lacks local offices, but you can visit the closest Social Security office for help with some Medicare issues like replacing a lost Medicare card or reporting a death.



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