The Social Security Administration handles the U.S. health care program known as Medicare. Medicare helps senior citizens over 65 years of age get the health care and medical supplies they need. According to the Social Security Administration website, ssa.gov, most Medicare related tasks, such as applying for coverage, can be completed online or over the phone. However, there are a few crucial tasks that must be completed in person. Medicare offices are maintained in local Social Security Offices, which can be located through the Social Security Administration in two ways.
Using the Social Security Administration Website
Navigate to the Social Security Administration website. Click on the link which reads "Find a Social Security Office".
Enter your local zip code, or the zip code of the area in which you would like to find a Social Security Office, in the box near the bottom of the page. Click on the "Locate" button next to it.
Choose an office from the list. According to the Social Security Administration website, the list is organized according to distance from the zip code indicated on the prior page.
Calling the Social Security Administration
Dial 1-800-MEDICARE. As stated on the Social Security Administration website, this number will connect you with experienced customer service agents who can help you find the Medicare information you need.
Ask the customer service agent who answers your call to help you determine the nearest Medicare office. The agent will need your address or zip code to calculate the nearest local office.
Write the address and phone number of any offices you are interested in on a piece of paper. Call all offices before visiting them to set appointments and determine what you will need to bring.