Invitation to Join SHCA
Patient Advocates rely on the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association to provide them with up to date information and resources to grow their career.
The SHCA Community:
- Fosters relationships by giving you the opportunity to meet new people and exchange best practices through SHCA’s curriculum presented in the Domains of Practice™ modules, Annual Conference and regional chapter network.
- Facilitates advancement to keep you abreast of the latest developments in healthcare patient advocacy while honing your professional skill set.
- Inspires leadership that allows you to distinguish yourself as a trusted healthcare patient advocate.
SHCA provides a multitude of resources to further develop your knowledge base. No matter what season you are at in your career, for SHCA members, learning is a lifetime opportunity and commitment. The Society offers you a wealth of benefits to keep you abreast of the latest developments in healthcare patient advocacy while honing your professional skill set.
Join today and discover how the Society can not only meet, but exceed your expectations.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS: To process your membership application electronically, please complete the online form and create a new SHCA account by clicking here.
RENEWING MEMBERS: To renew online you need to have updated your SHCA account. If you have not done so, you can follow the quick 5 step process described below.
Paying by check or have trouble submitting the online form? Please download the application here and fax or mail it with payment to:
Personal Membership Groups
P.O. Box 75315
Chicago, IL 60675-5315
Fax: (312) 422-3609
SHCA has enhanced its website to make it easier for you to login, purchase products, register for events, manage your membership, and update your account information.
Your login name will be your email address that we have on file. In order for us to activate your account in the enhanced website, please click here and enter your email address or SHCA member number. The system will look you up and display your name and address.
Click the "This is my account" link to verify your identity. The system will send you an email.
Please check for an email from "Portal Help." It contains your temporary password. In the same email, there will also be a link to change your password.
Please click that link, enter your email and temporary password. You will then be prompted to enter a new password of your choosing.
You are now logged in to the enhanced SHCA website.
$150 - Full Membership
Individuals, including VA employees, from a healthcare provider organization.
Click here to join online as a Full Member
Individuals who support or contribute to healthcare consumer advocacy through consulting.
Click here to join online as an Associate Member
Full-time students registered at an institution of higher learning. Students must submit photocopies identification or recent transcript verifying current status. (Four years max as a student member.)
Click here to join online as a Student Member
SHCA offers a membership package for hospitals or health systems purchasing membership for 3 or more of its employees. This program offers one free Domains of Practice module registration ($140.00 value).
Click here to download a Healthcare Facility Membership Application
This membership category is designed for vendors who support the patient advocate profession looking to join SHCA to learn more about what the members are saying and receive advertising discounts on newsletter ads and other programs.
Click here to download a Corporate Vendor Membership Application
Visit the Annual Conference website to learn more about exhibit or sponsorship opportunities
Please call the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy at (312) 422-3700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.