Medicare Counseling (HICAP)

Need assistance paying for Medicare costs, "Extra Help'?

Wondering how to sign up for Medicare now that you are almost 65?

Confused about all the different parts to Medicare—do you need A, B, C, D?

Have questions on prescription drug coverage, co-pays, or eligibility rules?

Need help filing an appeal or challenging a denial?

Considering long-term care insurance?

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) has answers to these and many other questions! Our counselors are trained in Medi-Cal and Medicare and can help you navigate the complex insurance options to find the best fit for you. HICAP services are free of charge and are available at several locations throughout Tulare and Kings Counties, including Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, Dinuba, and Hanford. You can also learn about Medicare or Medi-Cal by attending one of the many community presentations or conferences conducted by HICAP counselors.

To contact a HICAP counselor, or to request that HICAP make a presentation at your organization, conference, or place of business, please call: 1-800-434-0222. Alternatively, you may email us your questions at