Associate Membership


Established in 1955, the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association (NCHCFA) is a non-profit trade association representing over 90% of the nursing facilities in North Carolina and over 42,000 long term health care beds.  NCHCFA is the state’s oldest and largest association of post-acute and long term care providers.  Since we provide our members with current information relevant to long term health care, NCHCFA serves as a central link of communication for facilities statewide.

An Associate Membership will be an asset to your organization for many reasons.  NCHCFA provides an array of resources including recognition in NCHCFA’s NEW Membership Directory and website, networking at annual events, current information provided in our weekly newsletter UPDATE, webinars and educational programs (please note attendance may be limited at some educational events to sponsors only), and most importantly, recognition as a Heroes Pledge Partner and a virtual booth at Expo 2021.

Click here to view the new NCHCFA Associate Membership & Sponsorship Guide, Engagement 2021.  Take the Heroes Pledge today and join NCHCFA!

NCHCFA will immediately begin recognizing your 2021 membership pledge weekly to our decision makers and membership so they know you support our long term care heroes during this difficult time!

Specific details are below:


UPDATE | The association’s newsletter is emailed weekly to all members. UPDATE features highlights of regulatory and legislative policy and promotes various events of interest including upcoming educational opportunities.


NCHCFA Website | Provides long term care updates and resources, a calendar of events, a facility finder tool, a listing of our Board of Directors and staff, membership information, on-line registration for educational seminars, and much more. Associate Members are listed with a link to their Website and email addresses. This information is readily accessible 24 hours a day.


NCHCFA Annual Digital Membership Directory | NCHCFA produces an electronic annual Membership Directory for the sole use of its members. This publication includes everything from a detailed listing of corporate offices, member nursing facilities, and Trade Associate members by service types.  Trade Associate members will receive electronic access to the 2021 Membership Directory.  Access to the directory will be available to all NCHCFA members in January.


NCHCFA Associate Advisory Committee | The Associate Advisory Committee is comprised of NCHCFA trade associate members. This committee works closely with the NCHCFA Education and Programs Committee to determine social events and networking opportunities at both the Annual Convention & Summer Symposium. Committee assignments are for a two year term. Appointments are made by the Chair of NCHCFA’s Board of Directors.


The Annual Convention & Expo | Whether in-person or virtually, our annual convention and trade show provides an opportunity for long term care professionals to share best practices and learn state-of-the-art advances through educational seminars and networking while earning continuing education hours. Our in-person Expo has grown to be the largest and best organized in the South and continually sells out each year!  Only current NCHCFA Associate Members can register to attend this event.


Annual Summer Symposium | This conference is held each summer and provides educational classes over a 3-day period with ample opportunity for networking with colleagues. A special “networking package” is available for Associate Members at a reduced fee. Only current NCHCFA Associate Members can register to attend this event.


Annual Financial Summit | This conference is held each fall and provides educational classes over a 4-day period on a wide array of topics, all related to the financial well-being of operating skilled nursing facilities.  There is ample opportunity for networking with colleagues.  Attendance at this meeting is limited to event Sponsors only.


Freestanding Educational Offerings | Educational seminars are held throughout the year across the state and are designed to bring providers the latest information on operations, regulatory and legal issues, reimbursement, and care/service management. Associate Members can attend at a reduced registration fee.


Annual Autumn Classic | NCHCFA’s annual golf tournament and day at the spa, sponsored by our political action committee (NCHCFA/PAC), is held in September in Southern Pines. This is a fun way for our members to support the important activities of our PAC’s advocacy efforts and network with colleagues.


For additional membership details please contact Karen Lennon karenL@nchcfa.org or call (919) 782-3827.