Medicare Card Replacement

This page provides information on how to replace medicare card if it was lost, stolen or damaged. If you need to request a new Medicaid card then you need to contact your local Medicaid office.


What is a Medicare Card

The Medicare card looks like a red, white and blue card. Your Medicare card is your proof that you have Medicare health insurance.


What You Should Know About Replacing Medicare Card

Your Medicare card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days. It will be mailed to the address Social Security has on file for you. If you need proof that you have Medicare sooner than 30 days, you also can request a letter which you will receive in about 10 days. If you need proof immediately for your doctor or for a prescription, find your nearest Social Security office.


If You Have Moved

If you have moved and have not reported this to the Social Security Administration, you will need to report this change to them before they can process your request. If you have moved and have reported this to them recently, you will need to contact them before they can process your request. To get started with your request, apply for new Medicare card online.