Even government hospitals in the Philippines ask for payment for various cases. But with Philhealth on hand, you can feel at ease knowing that your hospital bills will be discounted.
Getting sick is really very expensive in the Philippines. Unlike other countries that offer free medical insurance to all its citizen, the Philippines only have government-run hospitals that still charge money to its patients.
Therefore, an insurance provider is greatly needed to acquire lesser amount of hospital expenses. Good thing Philhealth offers financial assistance to its active members.
Philhealth covers different surgical and medical cases, each of them have a corresponding amount as per case rate.
Medical Cases (PhP)
- Dengue I (Dengue fever, DHF grades I&II) – PhP8,000
- Dengue II (DHF grades III & IV) – PhP16,000
- Pneumonia I ( moderate risk) – PhP15,000
- Pneumonia II (high risk) – PhP32,000
- Essential Hypertension – PhP9,000
- Cerebral Infarction (CVA-I) – PhP28,000
- Cerebral Hemorrhage (CVA-II) – PhP38,000
- Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) – PhP6,000
- Asthma – PhP9,000
- Typhoid Fever – PhP14,000
- Newborn Care Package in Hospitals and Lying in Clinics – PhP1,750
Surgical Cases (PhP)
- Radiotherapy – PhP3,000
- Hemodialysis – PhP4,000
- Maternity Care Package (MCP) – PhP8,000
- NSD Package in Level I Hospitals – PhP8,000
- NSD Package in Levels 2 to 4 Hospitals – PhP6,500
- Caesarean Section PhP 19,000
- Appendectomy – PhP24,000
- Cholecystectomy – PhP31,000
- Dilatation and Curettage – PhP11,000
- Thyroidectomy – PhP31,000
- Herniorrhaphy – PhP21, 000
- Mastectomy – PhP22,000
- Hysterectomy – PhP30,000
- Cataract Surgery – PhP16,000
Despite the benefits that Philhealth is offering to its active members, it is still better to improve your health to avoid contracting these diseases. As the saying goes, “Health is wealth”.
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