Join the Network

Membership in SMHN is open to individuals and organizations interested in using social media tools to improve health care, promote health and fight disease. This video explains why Mayo Clinic created the Network, as well as membership benefits:


Guest Account (Free)
To sample content available to members, register for a free Guest account. This will give you access to select courses from our curriculum and allow you to comment on posts.

Paid Membership Options
Paid memberships, available for Individuals as well as Organizations, offer significant benefits.

Organization membership provides full Individual membership for all your employees. See this handout for further details, and apply by completing the Social Media Health Network Membership Application. Return your completed application via fax at 507-538-4583 or scan and send via email.


You may apply online for Individual or Associate membership.

  • Individual memberships ($495 per year) are for those employed by health-related organizations or companies serving health care clientele. Includes 250 points/year. See this post for more details.
  • Patient Advocate Associate memberships ($45 per year) are for patients and caregivers not employed by a health-related organization.
  • Student Associate memberships ($45 per year) are for undergraduate and graduate students in health-related or communications programs.
  • Faculty Associate memberships ($95 per year) are for professors and instructors at higher education institutions.


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