How To Register For Healthcare In The Philippines

Following a recent overhaul, the Philippines has a two-tier health insurance system, comprised of public insurance and private cover. We will look below at your options for registering with the healthcare system. PhilHealth, the national healthcare scheme, is funded by the government and by employer/employee national health contributions. Although everyone is technically entitled to healthcare, … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In The Philippines?

The quality of healthcare in the Philippines varies substantially between the public and the private sector. In the public sector, you will find a number of issues, including overcrowding and limited medical equipment. Meanwhile, some of the private clinics are much more modern, and the region is becoming a destination for medical tourism. The standard … Read more

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In The Philippines?

Whether you are resident in the Philippines or simply visiting, you may wish to take advantage of the country‚Äôs beautiful coastline and beaches. The country is a major destination for diving and other water sports, and, particularly in areas such as Luzon, there are thousands of dive sites.Diving is a year-round activity with three main … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In The Philippines

Following a revision of the national healthcare system, the Philippines is now functioning on a two tier health insurance system, made up of public insurance and private cover. Will you be able to register with this scheme, if you are an expat? We will look below at some of the options available to you.How does … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In The Philippines

As an expat living in the Philippines, your insurance choices will be limited. Until recently, foreigners were not eligible to join the national health scheme, but in 2017, PhilHealth was extended to apply to expat workers. However, public healthcare is patchy in the Philippines, particularly in rural areas, and there is a shortage of medical … Read more

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In The Philippines

If you are living and working in the Philippines, or if you are visiting the country, you will find many opportunities to keep fit and well. The country is a beautiful one, with some lovely coastal and mountainous regions for you to take advantage of. Bear in mind that it may be worth taking out … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In The Philippines?

How much you will pay for healthcare in the Philippines will depend on whether you choose to access the private or the public sector. Your eligibility for national health insurance is likely to be limited, but you can still access the public healthcare system if you are prepared to pay out of pocket. However, bear … Read more

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In The Philippines

Medical tourism is gaining prominence with people from around the world. Many people, especially those from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, travel to certain Asian and European countries to undergo long-term treatment or take advantage of an inclusive system with lower rates. Here, patients can spend a mere fraction for their treatments than what … Read more

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