Updated January 1, 2015
Here are your Philhealth dependents:
1. Spouse (Wife or Husband)
– She or he should not be an active Philhealth member.
If your wife or husband is previously a Philhealth member, ask her/him to write a letter or statement that she/he is no longer an active Philhealth member, including the estimated last time she/he paid her/his Phihealth premium and the reason she/he is no longer active.
– Bring a copy of your marriage certificate.
Your children are qualified dependents as long as they are:
– below 21 years old (Bring birth certificate)
. Your child should be below 21 years old, unmarried and unemployed. If younger than 21 years old but already married, he/she can no longer be your dependent. If already employed, although younger than 21 years old, he/she can no longer be your dependent.
. If your child is 21 years old or older and suffering from physical or mental disability that makes him/her totally dependent on you for support, he/she can be your dependent. Bring birth certificate and certification from a doctor that the child is mentally or physically disabled.
. If illegitimate child (you’re not married with the other parent), bring the child’s birth certificate showing you’re the father or mother of the child.
. If adopted child, bring a copy of court decree of adoption.
. If stepchild, bring marriage contract between you and the biological parent. Bring also birth certificate of stepchild.
. If foster child, bring document issued by the DSWD.
Note: Children under 21 who are single but will soon give birth to a child, or already have a child or children are advised to register and pay as Philhealth members so that their children will have Philhealth coverage as dependents.
*Note: The law on the mandatory Philhealth membership of all Filipino senior citizens (60 years old or older) has been signed by President Aquino in November 2014. If your parents have not claimed their Philhealth cards, they can show their senior citizen IDs to the hospital or clinic (Additional announcement about IDs is expected).
Your parents are qualified as dependents if they are:
– 60 years old or older
– not active Philhealth members
– younger than 60 years old but have permanent disability and are totally dependent on you
(Bring a detailed Medical Certificate issued by attending physician stating your parent’s diagnosis, extent of disability and the date when the disability was acquired. Bring also your birth certificate.)
– Bring your birth certificate and the birth certificates of your parents (or any document showing parents’ dates of birth).
– If stepparents, and biological parents are already deceased, bring your birth certificate, marriage certificate between your biological parent and your stepparent, and any document showing stepparent’s date of birth. Bring death certificates of biological parents.
– If adoptive parents, bring Court Decree of Adoption and any document showing adoptive parents’ dates of birth.
– Bring original and xerox copies of papers required, for verification.
– Make sure your dependents are written as dependents in your Member Data Record (MDR) so that your Philhealth benefit claiming process becomes easier.
– To apply, fill out the Philhealth Member Registration Form (PMRF).
Check “For Enrollment” — if new applicant
Check “For Updating” — if changing civil status, names, birth dates or adding or changing dependents
– Bring birth certificates, marriage certificates or other relevant documents when updating Member Data Record.
Who CANNOT be your dependents?
1. Children 21 years old or older (except those with disability)
2. Married children
3. Employed children (they are already Philhealth members through their employers)
4. Siblings (mga kapatid)
5. Parents younger than 60 years old who have no permanent disability
6. Aunts or uncles
9. Sisters or brothers-in-law
10. Other Relatives Not Mentioned in the List of Qualified Dependents