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Foreigners living in the Philippines can get Philippines, also single with tourist visas.
The requirement is that you are "permanent tourist", in other words that you live here . This can be proved by lease contracts and stamp in your passport.

But when I signed up, I used only my passport and ID card from BI (ACR).
This had to be copied and submit with my application (PhilHealth Member Registration Form).
Then I paid for 6 months, 900 pesos.(150 per month now)
Everything took about 40 minutes.
 

 

 

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You need to realize that Philhealth is a supplement, not a full insurance. They only pay for specific things, and then only so much. Don't expect them to cover all of your bills while you are in the h

I paid the old price in 2017 to get the final 3 years they offered at that time at the old rate. My wife went into Philhealth office last Weds to see if I could be added to her account as a dependent,

I ain't buying that. As far as I'm concerned my "fair share" is the same as everyone else pays. As for taking money out of their pockets that's BS too. I remember in the ferry terminal in Bohol there

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Your parents (over 60) and children (below 18) are covered by your insurance(no extra payment), but they must also be living here and be listed in your insurance.

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Would you have information where from can  anyone obtain up to date  policy coverage details on this ? 

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Would you have information where from can anyone obtain up to date policy coverage details on this ?

They have a website that provides a good deal of info plus a downloadable application form.

www.philhealth.com.ph

 

 

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Yes, I have been listed on my wife's Philhealth as a dependent since we were married along with our kids, no extra charge.

 

Never used it personally though, but it was helpful when my wife gave birth, we saved around 30% all up.

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I paid 2400 for two years. The wife, daughter, In-laws all on the one application.

 

Mother in-law was in hospital for one month. Room with aircon 600. Philhealth covered 500 of that, all medical expenses and some of the Med.

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Remember!

Foreigners living in the Philippines can get Philippines, also single with tourist visas.

The requirement is that you are "permanent tourist", in other words that you live here . This can be proved by lease contracts and stamp in your passport.

 

But when I signed up, I used only my passport and ID card from BI (ACR).

This had to be copied and submit with my application (PhilHealth Member Registration Form).

Then I paid for 6 months, 900 pesos.(150 per month now)

Everything took about 40 minutes.

 

 

Is your ACR/ Visa a tourist visa?

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Is your ACR/ Visa a tourist visa?

 

Yes, you can have it as a turist, BUT you need to live her!

I have done this with 3 other tourists as well. Nobody asked for additional documents as evidence that they lived here. They see it in your passport.

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AND, The amount that Phil Health covers are deducted directly from the hospital bill before you pay!...

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Is your ACR/ Visa a tourist visa?

Your a registered alien. Tourist type says TOURIST

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Your a registered alien. Tourist type says TOURIST

OMA! LOL

YOU CAN HAVE PHILHELTH AS TOURIST!

But you must be able to prove that you live here if they ask about it!

You don't have to be married, engaged or like women! 

You can live all alone and in celibate!

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It's all very well but Philippines does it Asian style. Nurse, come and go to give Med and treatment. Doctors come if your lucky. The rest, food, care, going out to buy the med is done by family. If you are living here on your own you had better be sure there is someone you can rely on that has to do more than half the work nurses wuld be expected to do in other countries.

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Philhealth will get you in the door at the hospital if you don't have a box full of money on you. It is worth it just for that.

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It's all very well but Philippines does it Asian style. Nurse, come and go to give Med and treatment. Doctors come if your lucky. The rest, food, care, going out to buy the med is done by family. If you are living here on your own you had better be sure there is someone you can rely on that has to do more than half the work nurses would be expected to do in other countries.

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Its fine to read this on the Internet.  In some places it may actually work.  But when I go to Phil Health in Hicksville, Backwater Province and ask them then they tell me that foreigners cannot have Phil Health.  I tried telling them that Harry said I could but they would not listen.

 

Then, in the hospital, my ex asked if they accepted Phil Health.  The hospital in Hicksville said sure, you pay all the bills in cash, keep all the receipts, and then go to the second window where they will refund you the Phil Health portion.  But first you have to go out and beg, borrow or steal the cash you need for all the prescriptions and up front costs.

 

So while I am sure this works for some, it is as likely to happen as you getting a 'Senior Citizens Discount' Card.  I know people who have it and I know others who cannot get it and I don't care what the 'rules' are for either as this is Philippines and your mileage WILL vary.

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