You may start the application process, by clicking on the “Join Now” button below.
Please review this guide, outlining the Contracting and Credentialing process, to make sure SWBHIPA is the right fit for you!
Once the membership committee has received and verified your application, your application will be submitted to the Board for the final approval. This process is typically completed within 4 weeks.
Once approved, a fully executed copy of the Provider Agreement will be returned to you for your records.
Membership dues are payable at the time of application. The start date of your annual membership in SWBHIPA will begin the month the Board of Directors approves your membership. The membership dues are renewed annually on the 1st of the month that you were accepted into SWBHIPA. You will be sent a yearly renewal notice 30 days before your dues expire.
Full Member – Annual Dues: $300.00
Applicants must hold a current professional license for independent practice in behavioral healthcare, issued by an accredited licensing board in the State of New Mexico.
Full member benefits:
- Full members can join available SWBHIPA insurance contracts
- Discounts on most Continuing Education Workshops sponsored by SWBHIPA
- One vote at each annual general membership meeting
- SWBHIPA profile page
- Networking opportunities
Affiliate Member – Annual Dues: $80.00
Applicants must hold a current professional license for independent practice in behavioral health care, issued by an accredited licensing board in the State of New Mexico. Affiliate members have voting rights and may enjoy all privileges of membership except for participation in SWBHIPA’s insurance contracts available through the organization.
Associate Member – Annual Dues: $50.00
Associate membership is for behavioral health providers who are working toward an independent, professional behavioral health license in the State of New Mexico, and who are under supervision by a qualified, fully-licensed practitioner. These are clinicians who want to support SWBHIPA and who wish to receive the networking and educational benefits SWBHIPA offers. Associate members are not eligible to participate in those available SWBHIPA insurance contracts.
Associate member benefits:
- Networking opportunities
- Discounts on Continuing Education Workshops presented by the IPA
Agency Membership – Please contact SWBHIPA
This is available for agency/group practices of 2 or more clinicians who operate under one tax ID#. Agencies/Groups may join the SWBHIPA contracts, the owner/director has one vote for the group and there is one profile page for the owner/director of the group. Dues are prorated based on the number of providers in a group and the amount of hours each works in the practice. (Contact us for further agency membership/dues information.)
You may pay online (see below) OR
Make your check payable to SWBHIPA and mail to:
PO BOX 3682
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87190-3682
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if I decide not to join after I have submitted my application or renew my membership?
SWBHIPA has an initial 30 day period in which you can change your mind for a full refund. After that time, dues will be assessed annually. There will be no partial refunds given if withdrawal occurs mid-year.
If I decide not to renew my Membership in the future, what happens to my IPA contracts?
If you should decide to discontinue your membership with SWBHIPA, you will be terminated from the SWBHIPA contracts and you will need to contract directly with any of the insurance contracts that you were participating in through SWBHIPA. This may entail submitting new applications or letters of intent with the insurance companies, possibly going through their credentialing process again. You will need to negotiate and execute direct contracts with the insurance companies. Again, you will need to reapply and negotiate a direct contract with any of the insurance companies with which you want to continue participation.