How to Join or Support IHA and its programs
The members of the Ithaca Health Alliance make our community health programs possible.
Members guide the organization through voting in referenda and board elections and through
direct feedback. Members who volunteer with the Health Alliance help shape our future through
planning our programs and how they function. Health service providers create the IHA
community health network and are an integral part of our vision of community members
helping each other in health: discounts offered by provider members can make the difference between
getting health care or not being able to afford health care at all.
Some people support the mission of the Health Alliance even though they do not require the
services provided by our programs. These Sponsor and Affiliate members donate to the
ongoing development of health systems for our communities. Discounted membership rates are
given to businesses and community organizations that wish to enroll employees/members. IHA also
offers free memberships to those financially unable to join.
Note that the medical assistance grants offered through the Ithaca Health Fund
program are available to General and Provider Members, including donated members. A New York State residence
is required for these membership categories.
The Ithaca Health Alliance is dedicated to health and health care, but it supports other projects
dedicated to local community development as well. We are proud to accept
Ithaca HOURS as a portion of membership donations and loan
General Memberships — These members can live anywhere in New York
State and can access all programs offered; however,
most educational, discount and free clinic program options are concentrated in the Tompkins
County area. General membership is $100 donation per year for an adult, $175 per year for an adult couple,
and $50 per year per child. General memberships are payable 25% in Ithaca HOURS.
Click here for the
General Membership application form.
General Memberships for Businesses and Organizations — IHA offers special
membership donation rates for businesses that wish to enroll employees as general members
and organizations that wish to enroll their members as a group. Businesses may enroll
employees for $80 per employee per year (20% discount). Employee significant others and
children may be enrolled for usual member donation rates ($75 partner, $50 child). Like all
General memberships, these are available to NY State residents
only. Businesses may pay 50% in Ithaca HOURS.
Click here for a Business Membership
Provider Memberships — Provider members are an
essential component of the IHA community health network. Health service providers who
practice any health or wellness modality may join as Provider members for a donation
on a sliding scale ($50-$100 per year, payable 100% in Ithaca HOURS). Provider members
agree to offer a standard discount on professional services rendered to Ithaca Health Alliance
members and are listed in the IHA Provider Member
directory. Like General members, Provider members are eligible for program benefits
such as Health Fund grants. Click here for a
Provider Membership application form.
Donated Memberships — These are given by the Health Alliance
with funds provided by private donations or Sponsoring Affiliates to individuals
living within New York State. The Alliance fully subsidizes 13 Donated memberships each year. Additional
Donated memberships are made available as donations to the program are received.
Contact us for application information.
Affiliate Memberships — Sponsor members join the Ithaca Health Alliance
in order to support the mission of community-driven health care. Affiliate member donations
can be earmarked for specific IHA programs. Affiliate members
are not restricted to New York state but are not eligible for Health Alliance services.
Click here for the Affiliate Membership
- Health Alliance members make an annual donation of $100/year for an adult
- $75/year for a spouse/partner
- $50/year per child
- $80/year per person for Businesses and Organizations enrolling employees/members as
- $50-$100/year for a discount provider
- 10% discount for a two-year membership
To join or donate to the Ithaca Health Alliance:
- Open the PDF file linked above for the kind of membership you want and print it.
- Fill out and sign the form and choose how you wish to make your donation. General memberships
can pay 25% Ithaca HOURS. Provider memberships can pay 100% Ithaca HOURS.
- Mail to: Ithaca Health Alliance, Box 362, Ithaca, NY 14851.
- Membership donations are used for all IHA programs at the organization's discretion. Other
donations may be specified for an individual project at the donor's discretion.
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