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.
Last year after spending a year thinking about it, once more at age 70, I applied for my VA benefits, after ignoring them for the past 32 years I tried 10 years ago and received the bureaucratic stonewalling and run-a-round, reaching a point where I packed up my tent and went home. Thinking I’ll wait […]
I thought I would take a little break from my usual fare and talk a little about how I am doing in the Philippines. Since I arrived seven years ago, life has been a series of ups-and-downs. I guess part of me thought changing my hemisphere would cure my mental illness, but that is not […]
The last time I was in the US I went to a Portland, Oregon “Spa” for a massage. Too much time in the plane and just too much sitting. I had to make an appointment two days ahead. The massage was exactly 50 minutes; there was soft music and steam coming out of some machine […]
I know it seems like I came to the Philippines just to complain about medical problems. It really wasn’t my plan but with hearing, vision, and intestine operations it seems never-ending. And so it is, there I was fat dumb and happy after solving my cataract dilemma with my “hoopty do” Audio Book reader. Which […]
Hello, everyone, my name is Alan Schmidt and I am a 20+ year retired U.S. Navy veteran and also a retired police officer. My first time in the Philippines was in the 1980’s when I was deployed to Subic Bay which is approximately 60 kilometers North of Manila. This where I came to Love the […]
OH my GOSH Paul, you have a *cataract in the back of your right eye but your left eye is fine with no debilitating cloudy crud growing on that one! OH joy, I shouted, “I’m blind in one eye, and can’t see well with the other, and I just don’t give a crap with either!” […]