For Immediate Release

June 18, 2018; 4:35pm

DPHSS Release No. 2018-051


The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), would like to inform the community that your New Medicare Cards are on its way.

Mailing cards takes at least a month in each state or territory, so you might get your new Medicare card at a different time than friends or neighbors

in your area. You can still use your old Medicare card until your new card arrives. If you haven’t received your new card yet, it’s okay that are still

being mailed. Please ensure your mailing address is correct with your social security office.

Your new Medicare card has a new look and a new unique Medicare Number, instead of a Social Security Number, to better protect your personal

identity. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay exactly the same.

If you’ve already received your new card, that’s great! Destroy the old card and start using the new one right away.

For more information about Medicare, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website at

Locally accessible assistance to learn more about Medicare is also provided by the Guam Medicare Assistance Program (Guam MAP)

at the Division of Senior Citizens (DSC), DPHSS. To schedule an appointment to see a Guam MAP counselor, call DSC at 735-7415 or 735-7421


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