Philhealth maternity benefits have been boosted with newborn tests and care services worth 1,750 pesos, as of September 1, 2011 under the new Case Rates payment scheme.
This 1,750-peso Newborn Care Package (NCP) is in addition to the:
– Normal Spontaneous Delivery (NSD) package of 8,000 pesos in Level 1 hospitals
– Or the NSD package of 6,500 in Levels 2 to 4 hospitals
– Or to the Maternity Care Package of 8,000 pesos in maternity or lying-in clinics
– Or to the Indicated Caesarian Section (CS) package of 19,000 pesos
The Newborn Care Package (NCP) worth 1,750 pesos includes:
– drying of the newborn
– skin-to-skin contact
– cord clamping
– physical examination of the newborn
– early breastfeeding initiation and advice
– eye prophylaxis
– Vitamin K administration
– weighing of the newborn baby
– BCG vaccination
– Hepatitis B immunization (first dose)
– Newborn Screening Test (NBS)
– newborn hearing screening test
– professional fee
In instances where the mother pays for certain eligible newborn care services outside the health facility, official receipts should be attached to the Philhealth claim so the mother would be reimbursed.
For sponsored members using government hospitals, the No Balance Billing (NBB) policy applies to this NCP benefit. There is no bill balance to pay.
Can my baby enjoy the Newborn Care Package even if my delivery was not covered by Philhealth because this is already my 5th child?
Yes, you and your newborn can enjoy the NCP as long as you are Philhealth-eligible, and your pediatrician is Philhealth-accredited. If you are an Individually Paying or Voluntary member, you should have paid at least 9 monthly contributions within the 12-month period before your delivery.