Health association questions and answers

How can I obtain the membership of an association?

Via the following link:

What are the types of memberships?

There are three types of membership of health associations:
Active membership.
Affiliated Membership.
Honorary Membership" Presented to those who support the committee financially or scientifically  "
Student Membership.

What are the conditions for obtaining a working membership?

Active Membership Conditions:
1-The membership applicant must have a scientific qualification related to the association's basic specialty or other health specialties related to its specialty, and must be classified and registered from SCFHS.
2-The applicant must a valid SCFHS classification. 
3- The applicant must be a Saudi national or a resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  
4- The applicant must apply to join the association, along with the necessary documents.
5- The applicant must be committed to pay the registration fees and the annual subscriptions decided by the association.
6- The applicant must comply with the procedures issued by the Executive Presidency of SCFHS.
Noting that the active member has the right to vote and elect after paying the registration fees and the annual subscriptions.

Who is entitled to get an associate membership?+

Those eligible for Affiliated Membership
1- Anyone who has a health qualification in the specialty of the association and who is not resident in the Kingdom or the GCC countries, or who holds a health qualification in a field other than the specialty of the association whether residing inside or outside the Kingdom.
2- Students of medical and applied medical colleges, health and technical colleges and institutes related to the specialty of the association.
3- Employees interested in the association fields of specialty, who do not meet the conditions for a full membership.

What is an honorary membership?+

Honorary Membership:
Granted by a decision of the association’s board of directors, to those who have provided the association with material or moral services or contribute in developing the association's areas of interest inside and outside the Kingdom. An honorary member is exempted from paying registration  and subscriptions fees. The honorary member has the right to attend the General Assembly meetings  and participate in the discussions without having the right to vote.

How can I benefit from membership in my work field?

Some benefits of the active membership:
1- Priority in nomination for the tasks assigned to the association.
2- Discount on the fees of attending seminars and scientific sessions organized by the association.
3- Benefiting from the bulletins and periodicals issued by the association at a discounted price.
4- The right to vote and to run for the Board of Directors according to the SCFHS regulations.

How does the Commission support the new associations established under its umbrella?

SCFHS provides a financial loan for the association to start its activities. Also it provides a logistic support to the association, conference rooms for board meetings and the big hall for the General Assembly meetings.

How many associations are under the Commission's umbrella?

66 associations.

What are the requirements for establishing a new association?

1- The presence of at least100 persons specialized in the field of the association to be established, and they must be classified and registered at SCFHS.
2- Setting a proposed name for the association.
3- Determining the objectives of the association and the active membership's specialties. 
4- Determining the professional field served by the association (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, applied medical sciences).
5- Forming a founding committee for the association, consisting of 10 members and authorizing one of them to submit the application and follow up on it.
6- You can apply through the following link:
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What are the procedures followed after submitting an application to establish an association?

1- The application is studied by the Executive Presidency of Health Associations and subordinate committees.

2- If the application is approved by the Executive Council, it shall be presented with recommendations to the Board of Trustees to approve the Association.
3- If the application is approved by the board of trustees, procedures for forming the board of directors start to be taken and the association work begins.

What is the mechanism of electing the board of directors of the association?

1- The General Administration of Health Associations sets the date of expiry of the board of directors according to the date of approving the current board of directors, and the current association president shall be infromed about the date.
2- The association management announces the date on the association’s website or the association’s Twitter account, and the General Administration of Health Associations will send text messages to the members.
3- The General Administration of Health Association opens candidacy by sending text messages to the registered members working in the association informing them of the opening of the candidacy by filling out the candidacy form and sending it within 10 days.
4- The General Administration of Health Association sscrutinizes the applications of candidacy for Board of Directors membership and their compliance with the conditions.
5- The General Administration of Health Association announces  candidates names  with a brief biography through the association’s portal on the SCFHS website, and  the announcement link will be sent to the members, including the start of voting to registered members by sending the associations link via text messages. 
7- The electronic voting process starts and continues for 7 days.
8- After the voting closes, the General Administration of Health Associations proceeds with sorting, scrutinization, and then announces the results on SCFHS website.

How to communicate with the Executive Presidency of Health Societies?

The Executive Presidency of Health Associations can be contacted via the e-mail: