Items that Medicare May Not Cover

Below is a list of some items that Medicare does not cover in its plans. This includes the following:

  • Long-term care (also called custodial care)
  • Most dental care
  • Eye examinations related to prescribing glasses
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Acupuncture
  • Hearing aids and exams for fitting them
  • Routine foot care


For more information on services not covered by Medicare, please consult Items and Services Not Covered Under Medicare.