Updated August 1, 2014
Philhealth Membership for OFWs — Documents Required
To register as OFW member of Philhealth or to re-activate your membership, submit a copy of any of the following documents:
. Valid Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)
. Valid Working Visa /Re-entry Permit
. Valid Job Employment Contract
. Certificate of Employment for applicable period from employer abroad
. Valid company ID issued by employer abroad
. Cash remittance receipt from member abroad, at least two months
prior to the date of membership renewal or premium payment
. Valid ID or certificate issued to OFWs in the host country (examples: Saudi Iqama, Italy’s Permessod’ Soggiorno and Cartad’ Identita, or Hong Kong ID)
. Any other proof that the member is an active OFW at the present time, subject to the approval of the authorized Philhealth officer
Bring the original copy of the document for verification purposes.
. Philhealth Circular 019, s-2011, October 17, 2011, signed by Philhealth President and CEO, Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon on November 10, 2011.
. Philhealth Citizen’s Charter 2013, November 2013
What are the advantages of registering as an OFW member of Philhealth?
. You are immediately eligible for Philhealth coverage on the date of payment. You don’t need to wait for 3 months, as Individual Payors or Employees are required to do.
. To be eligible for maternity coverage, you don’t need prior payments. If your date of delivery is within the validity dates written on your premium payment receipt, you are eligible for the maternity benefit.
. There are some special benefits sa OFWs, such as free consultations and medicines in designated hospitals and other health facilities.
If you have some more questions, send your Question to the following:
email@example.com (Hong Kong)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Saudi Arabia)
email@example.com (Other countries)
Cell Phone : 0918-9635396, 0917-5129149
Landline : 441-7444 ext. 7416
Facebook: Look for OWP-PhilHealth
Philhealth membership for OFWs
I would like to request my MDR Membership Data Record,Because I don’t have I.D num.to update my membership..
Hi florencio, visit the nearest Philhealth branch with any valid ID and request for your MDR
Good day philhealth I’m mr florencio escano dito ako ngayon sa K.s.a alkhobar,pwedi ko bang makuha ang num ko ang membership data record.kasi e upate ko sana ang payment ko,as member….please let me know thanks and regards
Hi Florencio, email Philhealth firstname.lastname@example.org and ask your Philhealth no. Write your complete name, Philippine address, gender, date of birth, place of birth and names of parents or spouse, so they can verify your membership.
Good day philhealth kasalukuyan po ako nsa Ksa ngaun at kbbyad ko lng sa Poea ng philhealth last october2013 during my vacation,ngaun po ang mother ko ai inactive na ang philhealth since 2010,kasalukuyang wlang philhealth at nag undergo ng laser sa mata at refundble ang gastos if mai philhealth,ngaun po ang tanong ko if kng pwede xia maka avail ng philhealth ko kahit below 60 xia at ito rin po ang tanong ko kasi di ko rin sure kong na edeclare ko xia as my dependent.need youre answer thank you
Hi Melanie, dapat 60 or older ang parent para qualified na dependent. Puede siyang magmember as Individual Payor – Informal Sector at magbayad ng 1 year para magamit niya. Ang alam ko dapat active ang membership before the laser treatment para maka-avail.
Gud day Sir, I would like to ask about my friend’s problem. She has not yet registered as a Philhealth member and is now working as an OFW. Can she have a representative register her in the Philippines or does she have to do it in person in the country where she now works?
Thanks very much for your help.
Hi Chi, hindi ba dumaan sa POEA ang friend mo? Kasi kung nag-POEA, merong OEC payment. Kasama sa OEC ang Philhealth payment. Tingnan nia ang OEC niya, merong Philhealth doon. Kung hindi, she can register online sa Philhealth.gov.ph to get her Philhealth no. and then ask you to pay for her. Puede ring she authorizes you to register her with Philhealth with a copy of her passport with work visa or foreign ID. Bring also your ID.
Hi Sir, it’s me again. My next question is about my aunt. She is a senior citizen, over 60 years old. Although she was employed before, her employer failed to pay their contribution to Philhealth. As a result, my aunt has less than 120 contributions on her record.
My question is, what can she do so that she gets coverage? She is single, no children, never married, and so cannot be declared a dependent by a close relative as I understand it.
Thanks for your help and guidance.
Hi Chi, your aunt can continue paying as Individual Payor-Informal Sector (600 pesos per quarter) until she accumulates 120. Upon completing 120, she can apply for Free Lifetime membership.
Good day po…i have uterine fibroids and need to undergo for surgery, OFW po ako at may Philhealth ako. Gusto ko lang pong malaman kung marereimburse ba ng philhealth yong magagastos ko. Thank u.
Hi Gie, sa Case rate list, ang coverage for excision of fibroid tumor of uterus ay 18k at 23,300, depende sa specifics, so ask your surgeon kung magkano ang total cost ng surgery including PF if you use Philhealth so you know how much to prepare.
good day, maam/sir, wife po ako ng isang ofw nandoon po siya ngayon sa JEDDAH, K.S.A, ask lang po kng paano ko po mkuha ang philhealth # niya at MDR? ano pong mga requirements?, nasa mindanao po ako region 10, thanks po
Hi Lovejoy, ask your husband to send you a copy of his OEC receipt, kasi andon yong Philhealth validity dates niya. Puedeng scan niya and email, pati na scan of ID or passport niya. Visit the nearest Philhealth branch, and verify your husband’s Philhealth no. Bring your ID and marriage cert.
magandang araw po sa inyo sir/madam
ako po si aisa dalawi sa kasalukuyan ay nandito ako sa kuwait gusto ko lang po malaman sa katulad ko na bago na maging miyembro nang philhealth,nakita ko na po ang mga documents na kinakailangan at ang website na puwedeng mag-fill-up nang form as a new member kaya lang di nagwo-work,puwede po ba malamanan ang mga benefits at payments nang philhealth?
Hi aisa, hindi ka ba dumaan ng POEA? Kasi kasama ang Philhealth sa OEC from POEA. If you have OEC, scan your OEC and ID and then email to a trusted person, plus an authorization letter so she/he can verify your Philhealth no. and get your MDR at the nearest branch. You can also email Philhealth and ask your Philhealth no.: email@example.com
Kung walang OEC, o expired na ang validity dates, authorize this trusted person to register you with Philhealth. Scan your work visa/passport to prove that you’re OFW. Minimum payment is 600 pesos (3 months). Your trusted person should also bring her/his ID.
Gud am po, tanong ko lng ko po regarding sa stale check ko, possible ko po b mkuha yon kc nong yr 2011 dumating po yong benefit notice pero out of country po ako ngaun, possible ko po ba mkuha yon at peede po b sa philhealth ofice sa lugar nmin pag uwi ko ngayong May?
Hi letty, ang tagal na ng year 2011. Puede mong dalhin sa Philhealth and request for reissue of check. Explain to them na nasa abroad ka since 2011. I hope you have a bank account in the Phils para kung mag-abroad ka uli, merong bank account na pagdepositohan sa check while you’re abroad.
Sir, maa’m ano po ba ang mga kylangang requiements as member for reissue of check at pwede dn po b ito khit saan office ng philhealth? Maraming salamat po and godbless
Hi letty, ang alam ko, kahit saang branch. Present your ID and your check. Xerox your check for your own copy. Baka lang i-require nila, write a letter of request asking them to reissue your stale check. Write your reason why you were not able to encash it on time.
Gud pm, po kc po di ko po ntanggap ang check n pindla ng philhealth. Ng pdla lng po uli sila ng notice na ibinalik ng philpost sa office nla kc nga po stale and no longer negotaible with the bank na, ano p dpat kung gawin,
Good morning, maam tanong ko lng po ano po ba yong repund n pinpadala ng philhealth, kasi po nong naoperahan ako nagbayad po ako ng bill sa ospital at kinaltas n din po yong psra sa philhealth. Meron po ba akong ma rerepund. Tnx po.
Guz2 q phow sana malaman kbg nka byad phow b ang name q sa philhealht this year and next year?? I wish you can respond me. Tnx… more power
Hi rea, sori this is not a Philhealth website. Email Philhealth and ask: firstname.lastname@example.org
I vacationed april 2014, and the same year vacationed in Dec. Poea told me my philhealth will expire in april 2015. how can I renew my philhealth, I have returned here to jeddha KSA. thanks
Hi carlo, you can pay Philhealth through Skyfreight there in Jeddah. Or you can ask your family to pay for you, but you need to email a scan of your OEC or any proof of being OFW, and a scan of your ID. Include an authorization letter to process your Philhealth documents so your family can get your MDR and card.
ako ay naaksidente sa kompanya ko,under po ako ng agencysa pinas at pag dating po dito agency ng riyadh nmn may hawak sakin ako ay naputulan ng 2 dalire,anu po ang maari kong gwin upang my ma claim ako sa philhealh dyan sa pinas,sa ngayon po ay nandto ako sa riyadh ngyon,maari bng ang pmlya ko sa pinas ang mag asikaso ng philhealth ko jan sa pinas.ako ay activr sa philhealth
Hi neil, kelan ka na-treat sa hospital? within 180 days pa from date of discharge? Yes, your family can file your claim in your behalf. Send your documents through EMS or postal mail. List of required documents. Send your representative your letter of authorization and a copy of your IDs.
Are you an SSS member? Nag-file ka na with SSS? Kung hindi pa, kahit hindi ka ngayon active, basta nakapag-contribute ka dati or noon ng kahit isa lang, you can file for permanent partial disability benefit with SSS. Comment ka lang dito kung SSS member ka at kung employed ka before here in the Phils and if you like to have more info.
Ako po si Zoe. 2015 po nung naging OFW ako may binayaran ako sa POEA medicare/philhealth bago umalis ngayon po 2018 na kakauwi ko lang nung nag papaupdate po ako ng Philhealth yun ginawa ko pong account noon bago ako magabroad wala daw pong pumasok na contribution pero nung 2015 alam ko po nagbayad kami sa POEA kasama yun OWWA, PAG IBIG at ibp. Paano po ba maaayos yon?
Hi Zoe, ang validity ng Philhealth payment receipt ng OFW is from date of payment to 12 months after, so magbayad ka na lang ASAP for one year or 2 years, if you like. Keep your receipt. Photocopy for your family. Yong mga payments for past years, hindi na magagamit.