Senator Jeff Sessions


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Medicare services fall under the jusrisdiction of HHS and information on the program may be obtained at the Medicare web site listed to the right. Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). To see if you are eligible, please contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213, or visit their web site listed to the right.

If you have general questions about Medicare and the benefits provided, such as how to apply, what is covered, comparing different plans, or to get general information, please visit the Medicare web site or call 1-800-MEDICARE.


Please send the Privacy Act waiver, which you can complete and print in Step Two, to my state office that is nearest to you. Be sure to sign the document and include your address and daytime phone number.


I am turning 65 this year, when should I apply for Medicare?
You may apply three months before your 65th birthday, and up to three months after your birthday. By waiting to apply until after your birthday, you will be delaying your effective date of coverage. Return to Top
I need assistance with my prescription drugs, is there any help available?
Yes, there are several programs that may be able to help you with the cost of your prescription drugs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers assistance to those Medicare recipients who have low-income and resources. To check your eligibility for "extra help" through the SSA, look at their website at, or call them at 1-800-772-1213, or contact your local SSA office. Return to Top