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14 government-run hospitals in Pangasinan are now certified for “Konsulta”

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Following their accreditation, the 14 hospitals operated by the provincial government of Pangasinan are now qualified to apply for the Konsulta package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) under the Universal Health Care Act.

In a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Josephine Quiton, field operation chief for PhilHealth’s Ilocos division, said the hospitals can now offer Pangasinan residents promotive and preventive care in addition to curative and palliative care.

Other PhilHealth members, she noted, including those in the formal sector, lifetime members, and senior citizens, are also eligible for the Konsulta package’s advantages.

They ought to register at the neighborhood provincial government-run hospitals. And after they register, the hospital will cover them for a year. They must wait another year if they want to transfer, she continued.

According to Quiton, locals are allowed to register at any provincial government hospital of their choice.

Self-registration, assisted registration through employers, social workers, or the Office of the Senior Citizens Affair, and auto-registration through PhilHealth are the three options for signing up.

The benefits of the Konsulta package, according to Marlene Soliba, head of PhilHealth Ilocos’ certification and quality assurance unit, include initial and follow-up examinations with primary care doctors, laboratory and diagnostics services, and access to 21 pharmaceuticals and medications.

“All facilities, whether they are licensed by the Department of Health (DOH) or not. Residents have access to diagnostic services, medications, and health screenings. Depending on the age range, there are required services, she noted.

The PhilHealth Konsulta package’s implementation rules are spelled forth in PhilHealth Circular 2022-0005, which also extends the primary care benefit to all Filipinos.

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