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Membership FAQ

  1. How do I join?

    You can join the Napa County Medical Society online by clicking here anytime through our secure Web site, or you can contact us at 707.255.3622 or email kburke@ncms.com.

  2. What are the benefits of NCMS membership?
    In addition to being part of the preeminent physician organization championing the cause of Napa County physicians and their patients, as a member you have access to benefits and programs designed to fit your needs at every stage of your career. Check the Member Benefits section to learn more about the benefits of NCMS membership.
  3. Can I be a NCMS member, but not a member of CMA?Can I be a NCMS member, but not a member of CMA?
    No, we are a unified association, and you must also belong to CMA to be a member of NCMS. We believe the key to our organization’s strength is its excellent collaborative relationships with CMA and other county chapters.
  4. What are the different membership categories and how much are dues?

    Regular Active (Practicing Physicians): $425 + CMA dues, annually.
    Physicians who have earned their doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree and are residing in and practicing in the United States.

    Government Employed: $212.50 + CMA dues, annually.

    Semi-retired Physician: $212.50 + CMA dues, annually.
    Physicians ages 65 or older and are working 1-20 hours per week.


    Retired Physician: Complimentary membership.
    Physicians of any age who are fully retired from the practice of medicine.

    Resident: Complimentary membership for all physicians enrolled in accredited medical training or fellowship programs in Napa.

    Medical Student: Complimentary membership for medical students; no dues are assessed for the duration of medical school.


    Dues ClassNCMS DuesCMA DuesTotal
    Regular Active$425$590$1015
    Government Employed*$212.50$295507.50
    ResidentMembership is complimentary; no dues are assessed for the duration of residency/fellowship program enrollment.
    Medical StudentMembership is complimentary; no dues are assessed for the duration of medical school
    *To be eligible for Government Employed membership category, the physician must receive 50% of annual compensation from county, state, or federal employer.
  5. Do I qualify for a dues discount?

    Non-discounted annual dues is $1,015, which includes $590 CMA dues and $425 NCMS dues.

    Dues discounts are available for qualifying physicians. NCMS/CMA currently offers the following discounts. To determine your eligibility, or to request a membership classification change, please contact NCMS at (707) 255.3622.


    • Government-employed (e.g., Yountville Veteran’s Home physicians): 50% discount
    • Age 65 years or older and work 20 hours a week or less: 50% discount
  6. What are some of the different dues payment options?
    NCMS accepts payment by check, Visa, and Mastercard. There are three options available to members to submit dues payments. You can remit a lump-sum payment, or set up an automatic renewal and/or quarterly installment plan with a credit card. To sign up for automatic renewal or the quarterly installment plan, contact NCMS at (707) 255.3622.
  7. Are my dues tax deductible?
    NCMS and CMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. 33% of your dues for 2015 cannot be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes.
  8. What does “Members-Only” mean?
    Certain pages on the NCMS Web site is available exclusively to our members, and require a username and password for access. These pages contain information or tools that are part of the benefit of membership. Members-only pages are often designated with an icon.
  9. How do I update my address or phone number?
    You may change your information three ways:

    1. Update your information online by using the online submission form (LINK)
    2. Email your changes to membership@ncms.com
    3. Contact the medical society at 707.255.3622

  10. Whom should I contact with questions about my membership?
    Members with questions about membership benefits and services can contact NCMS at 707.255.3622 or email membership@ncms.com