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The National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU) is proud to be the nation’s largest credit union serving the biomedical industry. If you are dedicated to a healthier world, then we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy financial future for you, your family or business.

Trade, Industry or Profession Eligibility

If you are among any of the following, we welcome you to become an NIHFCU member today.
  • An employee, independent contractor, or self-employed person who works regularly in the healthcare and biomedical industries in MD, DC, NC, VA or WV  
    • This includes, but is not limited to, all medical doctors and specialists, dentists, nurses, licensed therapists, pharmacists, medical researchers and other healthcare professionals
  • An employee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in MD, DC, NC, VA or WV
  • A credentialed NIH contractor who provides direct healthcare or biomedical research/services and in MD, DC, NC, VA or WV
  • A person of full-time retirement from the above employment and residing in MD, DC, NC, VA or WV 
  • An employee of the NIHFCU

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Family Relationship Eligibility

If you do not meet any of the above, you can be sponsored for membership by a current NIHFCU member - regardless of your profession or residence. To be sponsored, one of the following relationships with the sponsoring member is required.

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  • Spouse
  • Child or Step-Child
  • Sibling or Step-Sibling
  • Parent or Step-Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Those with adoptive relationships
  • Those living in and sharing joint financial responsibilities of the Sponsoring member's household

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