Professional Membership Levels and Benefits

What are the benefits of membership?

All professional members receive complimentary subscriptions to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) bi-annual research and news bulletin, Under the Microscope, newsletters, and updates from your local chapter. You'll also receive discounts on events and publications.

 

Other benefits are outlined below:

 

Premier Physician $400

  • ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community
  • Receive quarterly mailing of literature for your patients
  • Monthly IBD Journal with iPad access
  • A thank you gift
  • Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
  • Exclusive access to educational tools on shared decision-making
  • Membership certificate
  • Discount to Advances in IBD Conference*
  • Listing in CCFA's Online Physician/Healthcare Professional Directory


Participating Physician $300

  • ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community
  • Receive monthly IBD Journal with iPad access
  • Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
  • Exclusive access to educational tools on shared decision-making
  • Membership certificate
  • Discount to Advances in IBD Conference*
  • Listing in CCFA's Online Physician/Healthcare Professional Directory


Nursing and Healthcare Professional $99

  • ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community
  • Receive monthly IBD Journal
  • Discount to Advances in IBD Conference*
  • Exclusive access to educational tools on shared decision-making
  • Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
  • Membership certificate
  • Listing in CCFA's Online Physician/Healthcare Professional Directory


Group Physician (minimum of 4) $250 per physician
Available to four or more physicians at same address – please contact CCFA at 1-800-932-2423 option 3 for more information.

  • ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community
  • Receive monthly IBD Journal with iPad access
  • One free healthcare professional membership
  • Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
  • Exclusive access to educational tools on shared decision-making
  • Membership certificates for each member
  • Discount to Advances in IBD Conference*
  • Listings in CCFA's Online Physician/Healthcare Professional Directory


Directory Listing only $65

  • Membership certificate
  • Listing in CCFA's Online Physician/Healthcare Professional Directory


Patient Education Materials only $55

  • Quarterly mailings of the latest CCFA materials
  • Patient resources and professional education opportunities


* Physician members who are in the pharmaceutical industry sector are ineligible for the "Advances in IBD" conference discount.
** Fellows who are interested in a one-year complimentary membership, please call Ebony Brown at 800-932-2423 option 2 ext. 4412.

When will I receive my member benefits?

Once your membership dues are received and processed you will be sent a welcome package including: an acknowledgement letter which serves as a receipt for your gift, a membership card, and a certificate stating you are a CCFA Professional member. These packets typically mail four to six weeks after your gift is received. Your initial packet will be followed by your subscriptions to Under the Microscope, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, news bulletins and other periodic updates from your local chapter.

What is the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal?

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal is the official medical journal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and the first journal dedicated exclusively to IBD.

How do I access the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal online?

Online access for the Inflammatory Bowl Diseases Journal is only available to those with a valid membership. For information on how to gain online access please contact the Foundation at  1-800-932-2423 option 3 or by email info@ccfa.org.

What is the shared decision making educational module?

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and Emmi Solutions have teamed up to distribute an interactive, multimedia patient decision aid to help patients understand Crohn’s disease and their medication options (anti-TNFs, immunomodulators, combination therapy) including the pros, cons, and tradeoffs.
CCFA professional members will receive a packet of “Information Prescriptions” that can be provided to patients, free of charge.

What is Under The Microscope?

Under the Microscope is a research and news bulletin that informs our members about new medical findings and the impact they have on those who suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

How do I request a replacement membership kit?

To request a replacement membership, please contact us at  1-800-932-2423 option 3 or by email info@ccfa.org.

What are our different membership categories and dues?

Professional membership categories and dues are:

  • Premier Physician—$400
  • Participating Physician—$300
  • Nursing and Healthcare Professional—$99
  • Fellow—$Free
  • Group ($250/professional, minimum dues $1,000; to join as a group member please call  1-800-932-2423 option 3 ( for details)
  • Patient Education Materials only-$55
  • Directory Listing only-$65

How do I address billing discrepancies?

To address billing discrepancies, please contact us at  1-800-932-2423 option 3 or by email at  info@ccfa.org.