4Ps beneficiaries get free PhilHealth coverage PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:45

Some 224 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from Barangays Mampang and Arena Blanco were teary-eyed as they recently got free “health cards ” or Philhealth registration of membership and contribution from Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or simply PhilHealth .

DSWD 9 said the identified 224 beneficiaries who were issued health or cards or PhilHealth Number Card (PNC) will enjoy full health benefits. They just have to present in the billing section of the hospital once the member is admitted. In this way, the beneficiaries will be assured that assistance will be extended to them in the hospitals.

Legal dependents will also be covered in the PNC. the program also caters Special Benefit Packages on preventive, diagnostic and laboratory aspects.

The health cards issued to the said identified 4Ps beneficiaries has a validity of three years.

The said provision of free health cards to 4Ps beneficiaries is a nationwide undertaking of PhilHealth. The PhilHealth sponsored program aims to ensure the health conditions of the poor and to extend help to them.

Philhealth is one of the partner-agencies of DSWD in uplifting living conditions to include health conditions of the poor. -- PIA ZC

By JOCELYN P. ALVAREZ