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Thursday, July 19, 2012

PhilHealth introduces Primary Care Benefits I (PCB 1) Package

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Logo of PhilHealth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in its aim to provide affordable and quality health benefits to every Filipino introduced their "Primary Care Benefit 1 (PCB11 Pack)."

What is included in the PCB11 Pack?

The health benefits package includes primary benefits such as consultations and regular blood pressure monitoring. Routine diagnostics are also covered such as complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, sputum microscopy, blood sugar, lipid profile and chest x-ray. Medicines for common diseases like asthma and acute gastroenteritis or diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection (UTI) are also included in this package.

Who benefits from this package?

These new benefits will be initially available to members under the Sponsored Program (SP), Organized Groups (OG), and Overseas Workers Program (OWP) and to their qualified dependents, and, eventually, to all other members in the various categories.

To know more about PhilHealth benefits, visit their website


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