I get a lot of questions about healthcare coverage in the Philippines. The majority of questions that I get are related to PhilHealth, the Philippine Government Healthcare Insurance plan. Today, I thought that I would update a few things about some changes coming in PhilHealth, and other information that has been around for a while, […]
Health and Healthcare in the Philippines
Obviously, for any population that is aging, health and healthcare are a major concern.
I, myself, have experienced a number of health issues over my years of living in the Philippines. You can read about my journey on my other blog called 430 to Fit.
Many expats think that the healthcare available in the Philippines is substandard, but that is not my experience. If you take the time to look for the right hospitals (not always the most expensive hospitals) you can get excellent health care in the Philippines.
Read the archives below to learn more about health and healthcare in the Philippines.
The Results from my MRI, are in, when I looked at the brain pictures I had no clue as to what I was looking at. But a radiologist looked at them first before me and way before my neurologist saw them, and I read the news that I could understand off the paper he wrote.. […]
Back in the 1970’s I was stationed (By the Navy) in Charleston South Carolina, a beautiful city steeped in history and loaded in many examples of Antebellum architecture (meaning “pre-war”, from the Latin ante, “before”, and bellum, “war”) is the neoclassical architectural style characteristic of the 19th-century Southern United States. It was also my first […]
No this story does not pertain to imbibing any adult beverages. Early this month I told you about going to Olongapo to pay my Head Tax of ₱310 Philippine immigration tax. This is a very simple affair, show up, hand over your I-Card pay the pesos and as I said then Ditty Na down life’s […]
GENERAL SANTOS CITY This type of vehicle is indispensable for a rural area. Being able to go around and provide healthcare services to people in far and remote areas is a real life saver. Mayor Ronnel Rivera winds up his inspection of the medical facilities inside the new Mobile Hospital of General Santos City Friday, […]
As regular readers know, the second half of 2016 was filled with a lot of medical things for me. I had a heart attack in June 2016, and a quadruple heart bypass in November. My experiences taught me a lot about hospitalization in the Philippines. Firstly, I cannot stress it enough, if you are going […]