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Third-Party Resources

Helpful Medicare Websites and Resources

These websites and contacts can act as your own Medicare guide.

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

CMS is the Federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Use this resource to learn more about eligibility, coverage and plans.

TTY: 1-800-325-0778

The SSA provides information about Medicare eligibility and on the low income subsidy (LIS) “Extra Help” for the Part D drug program. You can also request a replacement Medicare card, change your name or address and report a death.

TTY: 1-800-829-4833

This resource is for veterans or those who have served in the U.S. Military.

1-877-772-5772 or your local office
TTY: 1-312-751-4701

If you have benefits from the RRB, you can call them to check eligibility, learn about payment benefits, enroll in Medicare, replace your Medicare card or report a death.

Medicaid is a joint Federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for those requiring financial assistance.


New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is a state program that gets money from the Federal government to give free local health insurance counseling to people with Medicare.

The official U.S. government Medicare handbook has a summary of Medicare benefits, rights and protections and answers to many questions about Medicare.

Mental Health Hotlines

These hotlines are available 24/7. Calls are confidential and at no cost to you.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides support for those who are in distress, as well as prevention and crisis information.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides support before, during and after pregnancy for those who feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed.

Help Me Choose a Plan

If you’re not sure what plan you need, answer a few questions to help you decide.

Now that you’ve picked a plan, it’s time to enroll

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Last Updated: April 10, 2024