Medicare is the U.S. health insurance program for people age 65 or older, and under age 65 with certain disabilities. In most cases, Medicare does not cover medical care provided outside of the United States.

If you reside in Thailand and have other questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at:

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.