PhilHealth

PhilHealth is the abridged Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC). PhilHealth is a government agency in the Philippines whose mandate is to provide universal health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available, and accessible health care services for all Filipinos.

PhilHealth was established in 1995 by virtue of the “Republic Act No. 7875” also known as the “National Health Insurance Act of 1995.” The agency is attached to the Department of Health for Policy and Program Coordination.

What is the Logo of PhilHealth?

The logo of PhilHealth depicts two individuals helping each other.  It symbolizes social solidarity which was the framework on which the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) was conceived.

The original logo of PhilHealth released in 1995 is a 2-Dimensional figure that features the agency’s original corporate colors which are Yellow (Pantone 102 C, Hex #FCE300, RGB 252/227/0) and Green (Pantone 368 C, Hex #78BE20, RGB 120/190/32). The yellow and green colors signify vitality and good health, respectively.

PhilHealth used an enhanced logo in 1998 which is a 3-Dimensional figure that depicts two human figures with arms reaching out to each other. The figure also forms the letters N, H, and I which is the abbreviation for National Health Insurance.

The logo in 1998 features a solid gold color but in the succeeding year, PhilHealth reverted to its original corporate color of yellow and green.

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What is the Slogan of PhilHealth?

The slogan of PhilHealth is “PhilHealth, Your Partner in Health.” The slogan is seen on its official website, official documents, and branches.

What is the Goal of PhilHealth?

The goal of PhilHealth is to ensure a sustainable national health insurance program for all.

Where is the Head Office of PhilHealth located?

The head office of PhilHealth is located in Pasig City. Its exact address is Citystate Centre, 709 Shaw Boulevard, Oranbo, Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines.

Where are the locations of PhilHealth Branches?

The PhilHealth Branches such as the Regional Offices, local health insurance offices, and PhilHealth Expresses offices are located in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Some of the PhilHealth branches are located in selected shopping malls across the Philippines.

What is the Call Center Hotline of PhilHealth?

The call center hotline of PhilHealth is (+632) 84417442. To call the hotline using a landline in the Philippines, dial the numbers without the country code and area code +632. If you are calling the hotline using your mobile phone, dial the numbers including the country code and area code +632. If you are calling the hotline from abroad using your mobile phone, dial the numbers including the country code and area code +632.

What is PhilHealth ID?

PhilHealth ID is called the PhilHealth Insurance Card. It is issued by the corporation to its existing and newly registered members. The PhilHealth ID is a valid government-issued ID that members can present to concerned parties such as government agencies and accredited PhilHealth collecting agents for identity verification.

The PhilHealth ID bears the member’s photo, ID number, complete name, date of birth, gender, complete home address, and barcode.

What are the types of PhilHealth Membership?

The types of PhilHealth Membership are Formal Economy and Informal Economy.

Formal Economy members are government employees, private employees, owners of small medium, and large enterprises, household helpers (Kasambahay), and Family Drivers. Informal Economy members are migrant workers, informal sectors, self-employed, Filipinos with dual citizenship, naturalized Filipino citizens, and foreign nationals working in the Philippines.

Who are the lifetime members of PhilHealth?

The lifetime members of PhilHealth are Filipinos aged 60 years old and above, uniformed personnel aged 56 years old and above, underground miner-retirees aged 55 years old and above, and SSS and GSIS, pensioners, prior to March 4, 1995. These members must have paid at least 120 months of contribution and are no longer employed. Registration is required to become a lifetime member.

How many Filipinos are Members of PhilHealth?

All the 112892781 Filipinos are members of PhilHealth. However, the total number of Filipinos who are registered in the PhilHealth database is 103827176. These numbers are comprised of Direct Contributors (members and dependents), and Indirect Contributors (members and dependents). This is based on the data released by the government agency in the first semester of 2023.

Direct Contributors are private and government employees, self-employed, OFWs, Lifetime Members, Kasamabay, family drivers, Filipinos holding dual citizenship, naturalized Filipino citizens, and foreign nationals living and working in the Philippines.

Indirect Contributors are Indigents (based on DSWD), Senior Citizens, and Sponsored Programs.

What are the PhilHealth Benefits?

The PhilHealth Benefits include Inpatient Benefits, Outpatient Benefits, Z Benefits, and SDG Related Benefits.

Inpatient Benefits refer to the sum of money paid by PhilHealth to the Health Care Institution in accordance with the case rates amount which includes hospital bills, and professional fees.

Outpatient Benefits refer to the sum of money paid by PhilHealth to accredited healthcare facilities that provide services in accordance with the case rates. Some of the services covered by outpatient benefits include day surgeries, radiotherapy, hemodialysis, and outpatient blood transfusion.

Z Benefits refer to PhilHealth’s benefits package (in the form of cash) that members can avail of if they experience certain illnesses and health conditions such as certain types of cancers, leukemia, prosthesis, visual impairment for children, peritoneal dialysis, disabilities for children, hearing impairment for children, orthopedic implants, and kidney transplant.

SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) Related PhilHealth’s benefits package refers to the sum of money provided to members when they experience certain health conditions and illnesses such as Malaria, Outpatient TB, vasectomy, and animal bite. Members can use the money to buy medicines, pay for laboratory examinations, professional consultations, and vaccinations.

How much is the PhilHealth Contribution Rate in 2023?

The PhilHealth Contribution rate in 2023 is 4% of the monthly basic salary of the members. The contribution rate is between 400 pesos to 3600 pesos per month.

What is CARES in PhilHealth?

CARES in PhilHealth is an acronym that means “Customer Assistance, Relations, and Empowerment Staff.” These are Registered Nurses (RN) who are trained as customer service assistants of PhilHealth to provide personalized approaches and to ensure members’ access to essential information about their benefits.

Who are the PhilHealth Partners?

The PhilHealth Partners are Healthcare providers (Institutions and Professionals), Employers (Government and Private), Service Providers (Health IT Providers), and Collecting Partners (Banks, Payment Centers).

As of June 2023, the total number of accredited healthcare providers (hospitals + other facilities) is 10870. The total number of accredited Professional healthcare providers (Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Midwives) is 48863.

What is the Song of PhilHealth?

The song of PhilHealth is “PhilHealth: Tapat na Serbisyo, Tapat na Benepisyo, Lahat Panalo.” It was introduced to Filipino citizens during the agency’s 16th anniversary.

What are the Lyrics of the PhilHealth Hymn?

The new PhilHealth hymn is titled “PhilHealth Hymn” which was produced in February 2014 by PhilHealth’s corporate marketing department.

Its lyrics are below.

Ano man ang ‘yong trabaho,
Ano man ang ‘yong estado
Kalusugan mo’y tiyak
Ika’y nakaseguro

Kami’y handang tumulong
Sa gitna ng karamdaman
Ang layunin naming para sa inyo.

Bawat Pilipino’y dapat miyembro
Bawat miyembro ay protektado
Kalusugan natin ay segurado
Sa PhilHealth, lahat ay panalo

Ano man ang ‘yong edad
Mayaman o mahirap
Kalusugan mo’y tiyak
Ika’y nakaseguro

Kami’y handang tumulong
Sa gitna ng karamdaman
Ito ang alay naming para sa inyo.

Bawat Pilipino’y dapat miyembro
Bawat miyembro ay protektado
Kalusugan natin ay segurado
Sa PhilHealth, lahat ay panalo

Bawat Pilipino’y dapat miyembro
Bawat miyembro ay protektado
Kalusugan natin ay segurado
Sa PhilHealth, lahat ay
Sa PhilHealth, lahat ay
Sa PhilHealth, lahat ay panalo.

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