PhilHealth pays for dengue

WITH the dengue outbreak in Western Visayas, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) reiterates to all members and their dependents the benefit packages they can avail during hospitalization due to Dengue.

The inpatient benefit package for Dengue Fever is P 10,000 and P16,000 for Severe Dengue. The said packages can be availed in any PhilHealth accredited Health Care Provider and cover facility fee including but is not limited to room and board, drugs/medicines, laboratory tests/diagnostics and the professional fee of the attending physician.

The public is also reminded to keep their PhilHealth contribution updated to avoid suspension of benefits and to ensure that the information in their Member Data Record (MDR) is correct and true. In case of updating or amendment of records, the member shall duly fill out a PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) and submit it to the nearest PhilHealth office for processing.

PhilHealth, together with partner agencies, reminds everyone to take the measures recommended by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Region VI to mitigate the effects of Dengue and these are compliance to ‘4S’: Search and destroy, Self-protection measures, Seek early consultation and Say no to indiscriminate fogging, promote and advocate the practice of ABKD or “Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue” and conduct of bloodletting activities to compensate with the demand of blood supply.

Dr. Darwin Lagura, Medical Specialist III of PhilHealth, added “The community should also organize clean-up drives and proper fogging methods and promote cleanliness and awareness regarding dengue fever and its prevention. And since Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection, everyone should be alert and seek consultation immediately upon occurrence of symptoms such as fever, joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, pain behind the eyes, rashes and gum bleeding”.

Members may reach PhilHealth-6 thru telephone numbers 501-9160 to 62 local 202 or 204 or email at or for queries and concerns regarding benefit availment. (Public Affairs Unit PRO 6 /KNAlkonga)