COVID-19 VIRUS NOTICE: All in-person Welcome to Medicare classes have been cancelled until further notice. We offer an online Welcome to Medicare class, specifically designed for Contra Costa residents.
Confused 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. We also offer an online version of our Welcome to Medicare class.
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
In-person 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.
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
|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 will be held on May 13
|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 will be held on Jul 13, and Sep 14.
|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.Upcoming classes will be held on May 9.
|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.Upcoming classes are scheduled on May 16, and Jun 20.
|Map to the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Center|
|Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1 Santa Barbara Rd.
Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Register online (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 are scheduled on May 28, June 25, July 23, and Aug 20.
|RICHMOND ANNEX||Map to the WCCUSD Alvarado campus|
West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)
5625 Sutter Avenue, Richmond CA 94804
Register online (Online registration preferred) or phone 925-602-4163 to make a reservation
| Second Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Upcoming classes will be held on May 12.
|WALNUT CREEK||Map to John Muir Medical Center|
|John Muir Medical Center
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Phone 925-602-4163 to make a reservation. In your voice message tell us the date and location you are registering for, along with your name and phone number.
|No future classes scheduled at this location.
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