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Welcome to Christian Healthcare Ministries! We’re glad to have you as part of our ministry family.
Within several weeks* of joining, you’ll receive a new member Welcome Packet by mail, which will include your CHM membership card, permanent CHM member number, the ministry’s Guidelines, and other helpful info.
If you already have your member number, please register for a free account on our online Member Portal. From there, you can make online financial contributions, view the Guidelines, submit medical bills to CHM, refer friends to join, and more.
Also, our online directory of recommended health care providers and services is a helpful resource if you’re looking for a doctor or medical services.
We look forward to serving you.
*Important notice for members joining December-March: Due to the large number of new joiners during this time of the year, mailing of Welcome Packets can take longer. In the meantime, you can download a digital Welcome Packet that contains the Checklist of Understanding Form (required from all members) and the Needs Processing Forms (required if you need to submit medical bills to CHM).
The digital Welcome Packet does not contain your membership card with member number or CHMRx discount prescription card. However, a temporary membership card is included on which you can write the temporary membership number (confirmation number) you received if you applied online. You can also download a CHMRx card or have one sent to your smartphone by visiting chmrx.org.
We will send your complete Welcome Packet—along with your CHM membership card and permanent member number—by mail just as quickly as possible.
If your application is complete, your membership will begin the day our staff receives your application online or on the postmark date of your mailed application (unless you have specified a future start date). CHM has no waiting period; however, please be sure to review our preexisting conditions policy.
Yes. You’ll receive a new member Welcome Packet in the mail within a few weeks of submitting your application (if you applied in December-March, please see the notice above). The packet will contain your membership card(s), a copy of the CHM Guidelines and forms that you can fill out and submit if you have a medical need. Also included is a Checklist of Understanding (COU), which must be completed and sent to CHM before we can share your medical needs. This is an important document. Since CHM is not insurance, the COU attests that you clearly understand the difference between voluntary health cost-sharing and health insurance. If you already have your membership card, you can complete your COU form online via the Member Portal.
All members receive the Member Gift Form statement at the same time—usually around the 15th of the month. For example, you will receive your February statement in mid-January. The tear-off portion of the statement reflects the amount due or, if you have signed up for automatic credit card charge or CheckEase direct bank account withdrawal, the statement reflects a charge or withdrawal on the date you selected. Please carefully read the letter on the reverse side of the statement; it contains important information about CHM membership.
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