Welcome to Medicare Class

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.

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.  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

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 will be held on  Jul 13, and Sep 14.

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 Second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Upcoming classes will be held on May 9.

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.Upcoming classes are scheduled on May 16, and Jun 20.

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 112
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.

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

RICHMOND ANNEX Map to the WCCUSD Alvarado campus
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.

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
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

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