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FREE Health Consultation And Medical Assistance In The Philippines

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They say, "Health is Wealth" and that is totally right. Health should always come first. The Philippines is a third-world country where poor governance exists. Where Corrupt politicians and agencies pocketed the money for their own agendas. The perfect example of this is the 15 Billion Pesos stolen by PhilHealth Execs in fraud schemes.

Filipinos should not be deprived of their needs and health. I am saddened by the fact that there are people who self-diagnosed, resort to the albularyo, purchase skincare products that are not prescribed by dermatologists, borrow doctor's prescriptions from other patients, and etcetera. They do all of these things for one reason --- their health. They resort to the cheapest and convenient ways to treat their illnesses.

I have curated some of the institutions that offer free health consultations for your mental health, skin problems, and HIV/ STI test.


Mental Health Matters PH

Mental Health Matters PH is founded by Kylie Versoza, a mental health advocate, and 2016 Miss International Winner. Kylie partnered with KonsultaMD to provide mental health support and awareness to the Filipino people.

How to avail KonsultaMD's free mental health consultation?

  • Download Konsulta.md app

  • To use free mental health and counseling, use code: KMDKYLIE

You can also follow Mental Health Matters PH social media accounts:

Instagram: @mentalhealthmattersph

FREE Teledermatology Service

The institutions that are included in the photo are the Philippine Dermatological Society Accredited Institutions that give free teledermatology services.

How to avail their free teledermatology services?

1. Just search pds.org.ph, choose the first one that appeared on your screen.

2. Upon clicking you will see the different institution's information. Choose any and you may contact them via their Facebook page, telephone numbers, and emails.

3. There is a form that you are going to fill up and after that, send DONE.

4. Send the photo of your skin problems and stay online until one of the residents contacts you.

Also, do not post your conversation between you and the Doctor. And never share your doctor's prescription with anyone. Since these are teledermatology institutions, they will be asking you if it's okay to record your skin case/ problem for their learnings. You can also decline and still proceed with the consultation. You will also be needing to provide your parent's name if you are a minor/ below 18 years old.

LoveYourself Inc.

LoveYourself Inc. is a community of volunteers that aim to reach out to others to propagate ideas, attitudes, and practices that encourage loving oneself -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy.

Source: LoveYourself Inc. | LinkedIn

This community also gives out free HIV/ STI testing, refill, telemedicine, labs & other needs. They are also now giving a FREE SelfCare kit where you do your HIV screening just in the comfort of your homes. To order your own FREE SelfCare kit, go to: m.me/SelfCare2S

Get yourself tested. Let us #stopthestigma.

OVP Medical Assistance Application Form

Disclaimer: I've read this on Vice President Leni Robredo's reply to one of the Filipinos that are in need of medical assistance. I just copied this.

[A] Narito po ang requirements para sa  Laboratory/Diagnostic Procedure na maaari pong matanggap sa pamamagitan ng Guarantee Letter

1. Accomplished OVP Medical Assistance Application Form
2. Endorsement letter galing sa ospital/healthcare facility (nagsasabing bukas sila sa pagtanggap sila ng Guarantee Letter mula sa OVP)
3. Medical o Clinical Abstract/Medical Certificate (valid ng 6 months; nakukuha sa inyong doktor)
4. Request for Laboratory/Diagnostic Procedure (nakukuha sa doktor kung saan nagpa-konsulta ang pasyente)
5. Quotation (nakasaad dito ang presyo ng laboratory/diagnostic procedure)
6. Social Case Study Report (nakukuha sa lokal na opisina ng DSWD kung saan naninirahan ang pasyente)
7. ID ng pasyente at requester (photocopy ng harap at likod ng isang government ID o company ID; kung isang minor ang pasyente, maaaring birth certificate ang ipasa)
8. Bank Details ng ospital (pangalan at branch ng bangko, account number, account name, type ng account)
9. Contact person, contact details at email address ng ospital

Para ma-download ang Application Form, at para sa kabuuang detalye ng requirements, maaari pong i-click ang link na ito: https://ovp.gov.ph/programs/medical-assistance

Kapag kumpleto na po, maaring i-send sa pad@ovp.gov.ph ang mga dokumento. Maaari niyo ring ihulog ang mga requirements sa ating Public Assistance drop box sa ating extension office sa BenLor Bldg., 1184 Quezon Ave., Quezon City, mula 8AM hanggang 12PM.

Salamat po.

You can also ask your municipal hall if they provide Medical Assistance.

Final Thoughts...

Please have patience and be kind while talking to the Doctors during the consultations. Remember that these are just FREE services. Anyway, these are just easy to avail as long as you follow the instructions. Most of them are self-explanatory.


Author's Note:

I have been wanting to write this topic for so long but I have to be patient because I need to curate institutions that give free services. Know that this topic is very close to my heart since I also experienced self-diagnosing and purchasing products that weren't really helpful for my skin problems.

Let us all participate to #stopthestigma and help one another. Get tested and please get yourself vaccinated. Avoid self-diagnosing and start seeking professional advice.

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Hindi ko alam na may ganito pala. Imma save this one hihi. I might ask help to the teledermatology for my skin status 😅 thanks anyways.

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3 months ago

Haha accurate yung albolaryo at bumibili ng mga skincare routine kahit hindi alam kunh pwede sa skin types nila mga yon at isa na ako diyan haha salamat dito Doc. ❤️

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You're most welcome! Balikan mo lang 'tong article na to if you might experience a health concern. :")

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Thanks for this. We most need this especially that hospitals are full of COVID-19 patients. This is a good reference for someone who needs medical help.

The government is also boasting about the free health care coverage to every citizen but it looks like it doesn't work, at least for me and some family and friends.

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3 months ago

No biggie. 😊 I hope a lot of people can see this article so that they can also avail these services free of charge. 😊

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Uhuuuy napaka-true nitooo. Dito sa amin naman is free consultation sa center pero pansin ko lang na bawing-bawi naman 'yung free na consultation sa prices ng prescribed medicine sa pharmacy ng center dito sa amin. Wala, pansin ko lang. Tapos medjo down na nga ang health-care system ng bansa natin tapos ang aatittude pa 'nung ibang practitioners lalo na dito sa amin, isang doctor lang yata 'yung mabait ay. Kaya laging naba-bash center namin. 🤷‍♀️ Pero thank you for sharing this one. Gonna download it kasi I know na it'll be really helpful, especially nowadays. <3

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Meds naman are expensive but you may request for generic brands which are way cheaper. :')

Meron talagang mga medical practitioners na masusungit. Kahit dito sa Lugar namin, they exist and it sucks. Kaya tuloy yung ibang tao nag aalagan na magpa check up.

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I'm saving this article so I can share it with people I know who might need it. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am sure that it will help people.

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You're most welcome, Zehra! ❤ Glad to be able to help other people in my ways.

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3 months ago

Thanks for sharing it here. I have availed free consultations too, through our telemedicine here in the Province since they are not accepting OPDs. So far, I have made 3 consultations for mild cases for me and my kids. I am thankful for the medical services, I have not tried the KonsultaMD app yet. let me have a check on it.

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How was it? Good for you for being able to avail of their services. Stay healthy! ❤

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Hello friend, nice to meet you. In my country health is completely free. It is one of the best virtues that we have here. Health is paramount and a universal right. My criterion is that it should be accessible to everyone and free of charge. Sometimes I see how on the internet in social networks help is asked to operate on someone or perform medical treatment, which are expensive. It is hard to see these situations and to think that someone can die because they do not have money to take care of themselves, it hurts me.

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Hi friend! Good to know that your country has accessible health for its people.

Even though the health consultations are free, the patients are still encouraged to have an actual visit to a clinic to have a better look and check-up.

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I understand. Here as everything is free, there is no difference between hospitals or clinics, everything is for the benefit of the people. The same a wealthy man receives hospitalization or surgery as a homeless man, one of those who lives on the street. A virtual hug friend. Successes!

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