If you want to get philhealth number or you want to know the contact details of the nearest philhealth office in your area then this post will help answer your queries.
These are just four (4) of the practical ways that I know to retrieve your old membership number or acquire a new one. You can also check here the list of requirements for new members application, and the two types of ID Card.
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4 Easy Ways on How to get your Philhealth Number
1. Get Philhealth Number from Previous Employer
Assuming you have worked in private and/or government companies, when it comes to getting your philhealth number (especially if you have forgotten it), the easiest way is to inquire directly to your previous employer by simply going back or calling their office and ask the human resource personnel who handle these types of concern.
Let’s just hope that they still have your records. Now, for whatever reasons, you don’t want to seek help from your previous employer, you can inquire directly to local philhealth office near you, or go to the main office.
Its Head office is located at Citystate Centre, 709 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City 1603, Philippines. Before going to their office I suggest that you inquire first to their call center hotline (02) 441-7442 or send an email via actioncenter(at)philhealth.gov.ph.
It will help you save time, money, and effort. The other option is go to the nearest satellite office. For those who do not know the official website of Philhealth is www.philhealth.gov.ph. Check their contact details below:
2. How to get Philhealth Number thru Text (not working anymore)
Aside from mentioned, you can also get your ID Number thru text philhealth, though as of the moment this system is available only for smart subscribers. To know your PhilHealth ID Number, using your mobile phone type the following:
- PHICPINLast Name,First Name Birthdate using the format (mmddyyyy) and send to 2960
- Example: PHIC PIN Cordero,Rommel 06201974
- For philhealth members having extension name (Jr., Sr., III, etc.), typePHICPINLast Name,First Name, ExtensionNameBDAY(mmddyyyy) and send to 2960
- Example: PHIC PIN CORDERO,ROMMEL,SR 06201974
To know more about your philhealth number and other concerns such as Lost ID, claim status, qualified dependents please take a look at the picture below:
3. First Time Philhealth Number and ID Application by Walk-in
The first two mentioned are for those who already have existing number. What about those who haven’t got one? You can just walk-in to any philhealth branches near your location. It is advisable to prepare two valid IDs for verification purposes. Fill up 2 copies of Philhealth member registration form, then submit together with other requirements.
Wait for the Member Data Record (MDR) and Philhealth ID Card. Afterward pay the needed contribution amount or premiums. Individually paying members can pay the contribution of P600 quarterly, semi-annually of P1200. If you want to pay for the whole year you have to shell out P2400.
OFWs can also become a principal Philhealth member for their dependents in the Philippines. They just have to submit filled-out member registration form to the nearest branch together with other needed documents. Wait for the MDR then pay the P2400 for whole year coverage.
4. Become a Philhealth Member thru Online Registration
Becoming a member can now be done via online registration. Self-employed, employed, OFWs, and retirees from private and government sectors can become a member without going to PhilHealth branch -They can do it electronically. Go to https://eregister.philhealth.gov.ph/.
Supply the needed personal information, contact details, address, dependents information, guardian information, membership category information. Aspiring members can also upload the scanned copy of needed documents. File should be not more than 2MB.
You can use this Philhealth online registration system if you are an employed members, Retired members from private and government sector, self-employed / voluntary, and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
PhilHealth Member Registration and ID Card Requirements
Prior to visiting any Local Health Insurance Offices (LHIO) or Philhealth Express branch, you need to prepare the following requirements:
- 1 x 1 latest ID pictures (2pcs colored)
- 2 copies of accomplished Philhealth Member Registration Form
- 2 Valid ID’s for Proof of Identity or NSO birth certificate
There are Two Types of Philhealth ID Card
Regular Paper Type
The regular type can be acquired free of charge at the local health insurance offices, this type can be used to verify your information quickly by the Philhealth officer designated in the hospital. This type however, is not accepted as valid ID by private institution like banks. See sample below:
The digitized type (PVC type) is issued in formal economy and informal sector. This ID is not mandatory, but you can avail it. This type is a valid government issued identification card that is accepted by all institution for verification of holder’s identity. Sample of PVC type Philhealth ID card below:
*Hope this can ease your burden in getting back your philhealth number. Just a reminder that this blog is not in anyway related to this government office. The admin of this blog is also like you who sometimes forget the philhealth ID number and have to visit their respective offices to get it. For your own safety, don’t leave any comments that includes your complete name, personal details such as mobile number, ID number.