How To Replace Your Medicare Card

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How To Replace Your Medicare Card

If your Medicare card is lost, stolen, worn out, or destroyed this article will help you to replace your card.

When replacing your Medicare ID you have two options: online or by phone…

Replacing Your Medicare Card By Phone

You can replace your Medicare card by calling the Social Security Administration at 800.633.4227

Replacing Your Medicare Card Online

To replace your Medicare ID online you’ll need to visit the Social Security website and either create a new account or sign in. 

Note: If you have forgotten your username or password you can use information like your email, Social Security number, and date of birth to recover this information. 

After signing in you’ll need to:

  1. Select the Replacement Documents tab
  2. Select the Mail my replacement Medicare Card option

How Long Does It Take To Receive My Medicare Card In the Mail? 

It typically takes 30 days for your Medicare ID to arrive in the mail. If it takes longer than 30 days then you may need to contact Medicare to ensure your mailing address is correct. You can check your address by logging on to your account or calling Social Security at 800.633.4227


To replace a lost Medicare card you have two options:

Once you request a replacement it will typically take about 30 days for it to arrive. If your card does not come in this timeframe, contact Medicare to ensure your address is correct.