Christians helping Christians with health care

"Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2


How does Samaritan Ministries share health care?

Biblical community

Samaritan Ministries members are a group of believers that have come together in Biblical community to help bear one another’s medical burdens without the use of health insurance.

Uniting the Body

The community of believers comes together as one Body to assist members in need. This way, individual believers are connected to the larger Body of Christ as they give and receive financial, emotional, and spiritual support.

Come join us

More than 200,000* Samaritan Ministries members share over $25 million* per month in medical needs directly, one household to another, without using health insurance. Come join our community of Christians helping Christians today!

*As of May 2017.

How does the sharing process work?

How much does it cost?

Samaritan Ministries members send directly to other members with medical needs every month.

1 Person Family

Standard Membership


per month

2 Person Family

Standard Membership


per month

3+ Person Family

Standard Membership


per month

Single Parent Family

Standard Membership


per month

How much can be shared?

  • Members share for qualifying medical needs between $300 and $250,000. 
  • The first $300 of a qualified medical need, and the amount above $250,000, cannot be shared.
  • Save to Share™ is an optional program members can join that shares needs over $250,000.
  • The kinds of medical needs that members share are explained in the Guidelines.
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New Testament living for the 21st century

Samaritan Ministries members continue to demonstrate the Acts 2 model of community among believers. Today, technology allows us to share beyond our local church. Members can view their share and need information on any device, at any time, using our ever-growing collection of online tools.

Affordable Care Act

As members of a non-insurance health care sharing ministry, Samaritan Ministries members have an exemption from the federal requirement that they have insurance or pay a penalty-tax.