The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides health coverage to more than 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The CMS seeks to strengthen and modernize the Nation’s health care system, to provide access to high quality care and improved health at lower costs.
Forms & Documents
Browse all Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) government forms
All 8 forms
Articles & Guides
How to Apply for Medicare Insurance?
The US government doesn't provide health insurance to the entire population because it lacks a national health insurance system. There are only three government-backed health insurance programs in the US: the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and Medicare. This guide focuses on how to apply for Medicare.
Contact Information & Office Locations
All 2 contact points
CMS Baltimore HeadquartersPhone numbers:
- (877) 267-2323 (Employee directory available)
- (410) 786-3000
- (866) 226-1819
- (410) 786-0727 (Local)
People with MedicarePhone numbers:
- (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
- (877) 486-2048 (Medicare Service Center TTY)
- 800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) (Report Medicare Fraud & Abuse)
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