Welcome to Medicare Class

NEW COVID INFORMATION: Beginning in September, HICAP will again offer LIVE In-Person Welcome to Medicare classes. We also continue to offer LIVE Welcome to Medicare class via Zoom Video Conferencing. In both live classes you can interact with the instructor and ask questions. We continue to offer self-paced online Welcome to Medicare videos. All classes are specifically designed for Contra Costa residents.

Welcome to Medicare ClassConfused about Medicare?

Our Welcome to Medicare class offers up-to-date information about Medicare plans and supplements. Scroll down for schedule choices. We also offer a self-paced online version of our Welcome to Medicare class.

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

You will learn 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

Our Welcome to Medicare class is popular. Registration is required for class attendance. No products are sold or endorsed.

NOTE: Occasionally the schedule will change due to counselor or location availability. Please register for a class to confirm the correct date and time.

Contra Costa County HICAP Welcome to Medicare Class Schedule

LIVE Classes via ZOOM Video Conferencing

Live Welcome to Medicare, via ZOOM, requires you to have a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone in order to connect to the class. You do NOT need a camera or microphone. You will receive information on how to connect to the class, via e-mail, once you have registered. The class is approximately one hour long.

Select any session from the following list, and use registration instructions in the left column.


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
These sessions have 2 sponsors.
You may register through either sponsor.
Register Online with WCCUSD Alvarado Campus
and use the search box at top right to search for “medicare”.
Register Online with Contra Costa County HICAP
Classes are offered on:
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by Liberty Adult Education – Brentwood

To register, phone 925-634-2565 to make a reservation..

Classes are offered on:
August 11
September 8

*In-person starting in November


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Register online
Use the search box at top right to search for “medicare”.

Classes are offered on:
July 22
August 26

*In-person starting in September


Contra Costa County HICAP Welcome to Medicare Class Schedule

LIVE and In-Person Classes
Location Schedule and Directions
BRENTWOOD Map to Liberty Adult Education Center
Liberty Adult Education
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

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
November 10

From Highway 4, go south on Second Street to the Liberty Adult Education Center campus

CONCORD Map to the Concord Senior Center
Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle, Concord, CA 94519
Phone 925-671-3320 between 9am and noon to register,
or Register online. Search for “medicare” to find classes.
Quarterly on either the second or third Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
September 13

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 94526
Phone 925-314-3490 to make a reservation
Monthly on the Second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
September 11,
October 16,
November 13,
December 11

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
Register online, or
Phone (925) 335-5890 and option 0 to make a reservation
Monthly on the Second or Third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

September 18,
October 16,
November 20,
December 11

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

PLEASANT HILL Map to the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Center
Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1 Santa Barbara Rd.
Room 112
Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Register online
Use the search box at top right to search for “medicare”. (registration will be available when each school session begins) Online registration is preferred, but you may also phone 925-602-4163
Monthly on the last Thursday (or as school schedule permits), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
September 30,
October 28,
November 18

See the link, above, for detailed directions to the Mt. Diablo Adult Education – Pleasant Hill Adult Education Center

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