The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation assured the people that they’re not required to pay anything to be treated if they contracted with CoViD-19.
PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales announced that they’re going to shoulder the treatment for CoViD-19 patients even if they got treated in a private hospital.
However, he said that only Filipinos who got hospitalized will be covered and not the people who chose to quarantine themselves at their homes.
Aside from the treatment, Philhealth also assured that CoViD-19 testing is free.
“Lahat ng tatamaan ng COVID-19 wala silang dapat na ilabas na pera. Lahat ng gastusin, whether public or private hospital, sasagutin ng PhilHealth,” Morales said.
“‘Yung mga nagka-quarantine sa bahay ay hindi natin sasagutin dahil unang-una hindi naman natin alam ko ano ang ginamit nila na gamot, ‘yung ginamit na process. ‘Yun ang nako-confine ‘yun lang ang masasagot ng PhilHealth.” he added.
He also said that they already released P1.6-B worth of financial assistance to accredited hospitals that treating COVID-19 patients.
Philhealth already announced that they’re going to release P30-B to finance the hospitals accepting patients with CoViD-19.
- solation package: amounting to P14,000 for patients under investigation. It can also be claimed by confirmed cases with mild symptoms and PUIs who tested negative for COVID-19.
- Referral package: amounting to P4,000 for patients from Level 1 or lower-level hospitals referred to higher-level hospitals with capacity for quarantine procedures.
- Moderate pneumonia: amounting to P15,000 for those experiencing moderate pneumonia.
- Severe pneumonia: amounting to P32,000 for those experiencing severe pneumonia
For more information you can call Philhealth Hotline 632-637-6177 or 02-84417442.
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals are also going to receive 100,000 pesos if they get sick while treating COVID-19 patients, and 1,000,000 pesos if they didn’t survive the virus.