Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

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by Don Ingwerson

Each year I post the current information on who covers Christian Science care – information that the Federal Committee on Publication office has been collecting for the past several years. Here is their latest information:

Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office is actively working to increase the availability of insurance options that cover these types of care. Seventeen Christian Science nursing facilities across the United States are Medicare providers. (Find out which ones from the Commission for Accreditation of Christian Science Nursing Organizations/Facilities, Inc.)

Christian Science services qualify as tax-deductible medical expenses under Section 213(d) of the IRS code. Check out our article on health savings accounts (HSAs) for more information.

By clicking on the links below, you can find a sampling of insurance plans we have on record that accommodate Christian Science care.

If you are aware of other plans we haven’t listed, please be in touch with our Federal office.

Does the health insurance plan offered by your employer not include Christian Science care services? Write to your employer to ask that Christian Science care services be included as a covered benefit!

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. Jan says

    Under my retirement from Los Alamos National Laboratory, I was also covered under Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. It included CS benefits, and even under the plan I had, the Lab paid half of the $1500 deductible. So filing a claim last year I was reimbursed for the entire $50.00 fee paid to the CS practitioner.

    Now under the Medicare Supplement plan, that doesn’t apply. But for those under 65, there are CS benefits paid for CS practitioners as well as for accredited CS nursing facilities.

  2. Merle Fuller says

    They do not appeal to God for help, or see their prayers as faith healing or examples of miracles. Rather than focusing on what is wrong with the body, they try to re-adjust the apparent misalignment with Mind or God. They believe that the effect of this spiritualization of thought is moral, physical, and emotional health.