4 Easy Ways to Get Philhealth Number (Online, From Previous Employer, via Text)

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.

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.
philhealth number onlineIts 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:philhealth number telephone

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:philhealth number thru text

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/.

philhealth number registration online

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).

Read: 5 Quick Steps to Check your Philhealth Contribution Online

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:

philhealth regular id card paper type

Digitized Type

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:

pvc type philhealth id card sample

*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.

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18 comments… add one
  • Jenny May 12, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Thanks 4 posting it helps a lot :)

  • Albert September 2, 2012, 9:32 pm

    How can i update my information data? Your icon for MCIF dosen’T work?

  • junah December 18, 2012, 11:57 pm

    how long would it take for me to know my philhealth number. i already texted 2960, i badly needed my philhealth number.. whoever knows.. inform me.asap..tnx

  • Rolex Gonzales March 5, 2013, 2:45 pm

    how can i get my Pagibig number thru texting or thru online?..many thanks

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  • christine July 30, 2013, 7:26 am

    May i request for my philhealth number, I was formerly hired as RNHeals last march 1, 2012 and up to the end of my contract i dont even know what my philhealth number is..I used the format on getting number thru text but is not sending..kindly email to my email address above.

  • richard m . lao March 11, 2015, 7:29 am

    me i request my phil health number

  • trixia lopez April 16, 2015, 10:41 pm

    Getting Philhealth information thru text is this still working? Thanks!

  • Leonardo Sarming December 11, 2018, 2:03 pm


  • Brian berdin January 10, 2019, 11:11 am

    I need to get my philhealth number..please help me i need it now…thank you im hoping for your kind and condideration..

  • Jennylyn Catiis January 16, 2019, 6:12 am

    Panu ba makapag inquire sa philhealth qng my hulog tlga mga previous company q.

  • Christianna Joy J. Ferrer January 24, 2019, 8:17 am

    How do I know my Philhealth number? Hoping for your quick reply. Thank you! :)

  • Jevy a gatchalian January 29, 2019, 7:05 am

    Pls i need to know my philhealth number because my id card is lost thank you

  • marilyn e.pareja March 4, 2019, 2:50 pm

    how do i know my philhealth no..because i forgot.tnx..plsss reply

  • MAy ann a. Revillas March 14, 2019, 3:03 am

    I forgot my philheath number

  • Bulante,eduardo March 26, 2019, 8:13 am

    How to know my philhealth number

    • christian hona olaguer August 30, 2019, 2:14 am

      I forgot my philhealth number

  • Ma.Angela M. Fuentes August 22, 2019, 4:37 am

    How Can i Get My philhealth ID number?

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