Philhealth Express To Open 7 More Outlets in Western Visayas
The new PhilHealth Express will be set up in Caticlan in the province of Aklan; Roxas City in Capiz; Estancia in Iloilo; Nueva Valencia in Guimaras; Culasi in Antique; and Sipalay and Silay cities in Negros Occidental.
The establishment of these 7 new PhilHealth Express bring to a total of 11 PhilHealth Express operating in the region including the sites in San Carlos City, Guimbal and in Robinson’s Place in Iloilo City and Bacolod.
Among the services of PhilHealth Express are member registration; generation of Member Data Record, ID and PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN); data amendment; premium payment; and assistance to queries.
Mas said in the past their operation is only limited to in their local health insurance offices but now they are expanding their operation in high traffic areas such as malls not only for decongestion purposes but to provide a more accessible, convenient and comfortable delivery of PhilHealth services and transactions to members.
The regional office has also transferred to Gaisano City in Lapaz, the Passi City PhilHealth office in Gaisano Capital Passi City and soon the Aklan PhilHealth Office in Gaisano Kalibo.
Still, with the aim to close distance, empower and provide better service to people especially in far flung barangays, PhilHealth nonstop moves forward through its PhilHealth MOVES (Mobile Orientation, Validation and Enrollment Scheme). The program enables the agency to bring its services such as member registration, updating of MDR, as well as lectures to inform members about their benefits and other health services in town’s plaza, covered gym or schools.
The program now targets big employers both in the public and private sectors.
Mas said they have just finished with the Department of Education where they are piloting their Primary Care Benefit Package to members of the employed sector.
In accredited hospitals, Mas said PhilHealth is also there and ready to assist members confined and needing information about their benefits and other concerns through the nurses they trained under their Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff (CARES) program.
Mas said all these efforts aim to ensure that Ilonggos have access to quality health services and that no one is left behind in the pursuit of universal health care coverage. (JCM/LAF/PIA6)