Welcome to Medicare Class

Welcome to Medicare ClassConfused about Medicare?

Attend one of our Welcome to Medicare presentations for up-to-date information about Medicare plans and supplements. Scroll down for the schedule.

Welcome to Medicare is a free HICAP class designed for those new to Medicare.


Classes cover the following:

  • When and how to enroll in Medicare
  • Basic Medicare benefits and costs
  • Medicare alphabet soup and what A-B-C-D means
  • Medicare supplemental (Medigap) plans
  • Medicare Advantage plans (HMOs)
  • Prescription drug plans
  • Coordination with other health insurance including employer plans, retirement plans, VA, and COBRA

Classes are presented at various locations throughout Contra Costa County. These classes are popular, so registration is required for class attendance.  No products are sold or endorsed.

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Contra Costa County HICAP Welcome to Medicare Class Schedule

Location Schedule and Directions
BRENTWOOD Map to the Community Education Center
Community Education Center
Liberty Union High School District

929 Second Street, Brentwood CA 94513
Phone 925-634-2565 to make a reservation
Every other month on the second Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. except during the summer
Dates for 2017 are Wed., Feb. 8 and Wed., April 12. Additional dates to be determined.Directions:
From Highway 4, go south on Second Street to the Community Education Center campus
CONCORD Map to the Concord Senior Center
Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle, Concord, CA 94519
Phone 925-671-3320 to make a reservation
Quarterly on either the second or third Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
No class in the first quarter of 2017; 2017 classes are May 15, Sept. 18 and Dec. 11Directions:
Drive East on Willow Pass Road from Central Concord (Todos Santos Plaza). Turn left on Port Chicago Highway. Pass Salvio St., Pacheco St., and turn right on Bonifacio St. Make the first left onto Parkside Circle. You will enter Baldwin Park. The Senior Center will be on the right about halfway around Parkside Circle. Note that Parkside Circle is a one-way road.
DANVILLE Map to the Danville Senior Center
Danville Senior Center
Veterans Memorial Building

115 E. Prospect Avenue, Danville, CA 94583
Phone 925-314-3490 to make a reservation
Monthly on the Second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.*

From Highway 680, exit on Diablo Rd. and go west,
turn left on Hartz Avenue, left on East Prospect Avenue

MARTINEZ Map to the Martinez Adult Education campus
Martinez Adult Education
600 F Street, Martinez CA 94553
Phone 925-228-3276 to make a reservation
Monthly on the Third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

From Alhambra Avenue, go east on F Street to the campus

RICHMOND ANNEX Map to the WCCUSD Alvarado campus
Alvarado Campus
West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)

5625 Sutter Avenue, Richmond CA 94804
Phone 925-602-4168 to make a reservation
Second Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.*

*Note, in March, 2017 the second Tuesday is March 14th
In April the class will be held on the third Tuesday, April 18th

From Highway 80, go south on Carlson Blvd., turn right on San Mateo St., turn left on Sutter Ave. to the Alvarado campus

WALNUT CREEK Map to John Muir Medical Center
John Muir Medical Center
Ball Auditorium

1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Register online at johnmuirhealth.com or phone 925-941-7900 option 1.
Monthly on the Second Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. except as noted below:
The May 2017 class will be held on the third Wednesday, 5/17/2017.
The December 2017 class will be held on the second Tuesday, 12/12/2017, not the second Wednesday.Directions:
Take Ygnacio Valley Rd., go west on La Casa Via, left at Montego Way to parking structure, follow signs to walk to main entrance, ask for directions to meeting room at the reception desk


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