Samaritan Ministries Announces ‘Given’—Health Care Sharing Simplified

‘I Get Notified on My App, Send My Share, Say a Prayer,
and Send a Note of Encouragement,’ Says One Member

November 9, 2020

PEORIA, Ill. — Members of one of the country’s leading health care sharing ministries have a tremendous advantage: They know they can choose the health care they believe is best for their families, plus have access to clear, straightforward and trustworthy information about the costs of that care.

Now, a new program from Samaritan Ministries International ( called Given offers a simplified process for health care sharing. Given allows members to manage every element of health care sharing—from bill submission, to sending their monthly sharing portion  to another member in need, to connecting with the Samaritan community—all through the Samaritan Given web and mobile apps. 

With Given, members of Samaritan Ministries select a sharing level that is right for them and their families. Three levels of sharing are available; each is clearly outlined on Given’s website. After joining Given, members receive a convenient membership card, which providers use to send bills directly to Samaritan Ministries. Finally, the Given mobileapp allows members to connect with one another and experience a streamlined sharing process with the iOS/Android mobile app.

“I am encouraged by the way our medical bills are being shared and paid, and by the connections we are making,” one member told Samaritan about the Given program. “It’s also easy to share with other members. I get a notification on my app, send my share, say a prayer, and send a note of encouragement.”

The Lord is clearly working through Samaritan Ministries for the health and well-being of members and staff. Samaritan members enjoy patient-physician relationships and freedom unencumbered by third parties and limited networks.

Samaritan Ministries helps more than 272,000 individuals from over 83,000 households obtain health care at a fair price. Through Samaritan’s effective, God-honoring ministry, thisgrowing biblical community shares approximately $30 million in medical needs person-to-person each month. Over the past 26 years, Samaritan Ministries members have shared more than $2.3 billion in needs, praying for and encouraging one another with notes along the way.

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, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.