Medicare resources in California.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The federal agency offers downloadable guides and resources in large print, Spanish, audiotape and Braille. Visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE or 1-800-633-4227, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, TDD: 1-877-486-2048.

HICAP (the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)

The program provides free advice to people with Medicare. Call 1-800-434-0222 (TTY:1-800-735-2929) Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST.

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