“We’ve enjoyed the privilege of sending notes of encouragement and our share to help others in time of need. When our unexpected time came, an amazing peace came over me as I lay in the hospital. I would have been so worried about the high deductible and what’s covered if we still had insurance. There was no worry with Samaritan, just peace and even an excitement to see it work. As over $90,000 in bills came, I began making calls and was blown away at how easy it was to get discounts. In the end we got 80 percent off our total bills! Before each call, I asked God for guidance and the words to say. What a blessing it was when the notes and shares came my way. I couldn’t wait to check the mail each day. Thank you for this ministry! What a blessing it is to be part of it.” — Perry & Dorinda, Texas
“I am very thankful to the Father for making me a part of the Body of Christ. I went through a massive heart attack, emergency surgery, by-pass surgery, and hospital rehab, then six weeks at home with 24-hour care, but because of my brothers and sisters I was never anxious for how we would pay for all of it. I was not entangled in any mind-boggling paperwork. I didn’t have to communicate with any difficult people. I was told by the hospital that because of the “non-interference from an insurance company” I was receiving the best of care. My nurse said insurance requirements are often very restricting. My 10 days of in-hospital rehab were completely written off as a charity. They said it was because of no complication of insurance that they were able to do this. The Body of Christ is beautiful! My Father’s care for me is limitless. I hope that the Father will enable me to share this wonderful feeling of meeting needs with others. I am surely blessed as a child of the Living God!” — Clarence & Heather, Georgia
“We are thankful for Samaritan and all the members who prayed with us during Harry’s adventure back to health. We’ve never been excited about paying medical bills, but we were overwhelmed at the opportunities to save money by paying cash. This brought us a sense of stewardship and comradery. Now more than ever, we look forward to sending our share and understand the power of a simple note of kindness and prayer.” Harry & Sherry, Oregon
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I have gone online and filled out the application, it looks like it takes me directly to the first payment of $420. Is this correct? Do I not have to be approved before I send payment? If I am not approved, do I get reimbursed? Also, is it a good idea to join one of the monthly fee medical clinics while being on this healthcare? I am looking forward to your response.
Hi Gail. I confirmed the process with Samaritan to be sure I had it right. Payment is made during the application process and if denied then the monthly share portion of what you pay is refunded, but the $200 application fee is not. However, as long as your pastor can sign the form verifying attendance and you agree to the statement of faith, there’s really almost zero chance of being denied membership because Samaritan doesn’t reject for any health reasons. There are many members who are part of a monthly fee health clinic. It’s not readily accessible to all areas of the country, but some members really like it for better and longer access to a doctor. Others don’t feel they go to a doctor enough to need that yet. So it’s really a personal choice. Thanks for asking! God bless.
Thank you for sharing these. I have read several of them and it really gives me confidence about choosing Samaritan for the coming year. Still nervous about doing this different thing, but I put it in God’s hands!
Hi Susan, thanks for writing! I agree with the sentiment, I feel the same way which is why I include some on this site. Before we reached a point of sharing a need they gave me comfort. Now that we’ve had a couple of needs shared so successfully I have absolute faith in the good work being done by Samaritan to help members get their medical bills paid. So glad to hear you are planning to join the Samaritan Ministries family… welcome!! 🙂