Welcome to Medicare Class

HICAP offers both LIVE In-Person Welcome to Medicare classes and 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 one to one-and-a-half hours 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 withWCCUSD Alvarado Campus, or Register Online withContra Costa County HICAP.
Classes are offered on:
March 19
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9


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 4:00 p.m., except during the summer

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
March 13
May 8

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. (registration will be available closer to each session)
Quarterly on the second Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
March 11
May 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.

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 first or second Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
(June class starts at 10:00 a.m.)

Map of the Lafayette Public Library
Lafayette Public Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549
Register online

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
April 25
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 Third or Fourth Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
February 24
March 16
April 20
May 18

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


Map to the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Center
Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1 Santa Barbara Rd. Room 114 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)
Monthly on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday (or as school schedule permits), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Upcoming classes scheduled on:
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11

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

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