COVID-19 Facts and Fiction—5 Radio Programs from Samaritan Ministries’ ‘Family Health Checkup’

COVID-19 Facts and Fiction—5 Radio Programs from Samaritan Ministries’ ‘Family Health Checkup’

One-Minute Radio Features Will Focus on Hand Washing, Strengthening Immune Systems, Other Protective Measures, Encouragement and More April 13-17

April 13, 2020

PEORIA, Ill.—Starting today, the “Family Health Checkup” radio feature from Samaritan Ministries International ( will offer five timely informative programs on the global COVID-19 pandemic, offering millions of listeners around the world useful and strategic information.

The April 13-17 one-minute radio features airing on 700 stations in all 50 states and several international markets will address practical topics such as effective hand washing, keeping babies safe, bolstering immune systems and encouragement.

“All this week, Family Health Checkup is taking time to focus on health tips regarding the coronavirus,” “Family Health Checkup” host and producer Doug Chamberlain said. “We’ve been deluged with information and misinformation about COVID-19. There are lots of misconceptions amidst the reliable facts. But in the middle of all the stress, uncertainty and even fear, where should our primary focus be? For Christians, one thing remains constant. God is still on the throne. He’s still faithful, and He loves us and cares for us. Romans 8 says that ‘… nothing in all of creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ May that encourage you this week, as we look at some practical tips to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.”

Since the debut of “Family Health Checkup,” its audience has grown exponentially, now reaching millions of listeners. Chamberlain, a 25-year CCM radio veteran, researches, writes, records and edits the program, alongside Brad Fisk, who syndicates the program. Learn more at; for details about airing the program for free, click here or contact or

Besides the helpful resources provided this week on “Family Health Checkup,” Samaritan Ministries recently announced to its members that it is waiving the regular $25 fee for the “Call a Doctor” service through May 31. Email, virtual or phone health resources are available to Samaritan members through the online Dashboard and eDocAmerica.

EDocAmerica recommends the following:

  • Samaritan members who need to talk to someone right away about their medical care, including questions related to COVID-19, can call the free 24/7 Nurse Advice Line. This free telephone call connects members with nurses trained to help them evaluate their health concerns and determine next steps. Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Members who don’t have an urgent question can use the free “Email a Medical Professional” option. Doctors will be able to answer members’ medical questions, including those related to COVID-19, and help them determine next steps.
  • Members who are sick and likely in need of a prescription can use the “Call a Doctor” option to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office. Samaritan Ministries is waiving the regular $25 fee for this service through May 31.

Every month, 82,000 Samaritan member households (270,000-plus individuals) pray and send their financial shares directly to other members, along with notes and cards of encouragement, through this effective, God-honoring ministry. Samaritan’s growing Biblical community shares approximately $30 million in medical needs person to person each month. In fact, over the past 25 years, Samaritan Ministries members have shared over $1.8 billion in health care needs.

Learn more about Samaritan Ministries International here; visit the Samaritan website at, or follow the ministry on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.