June 23, 2024

Baguio City has three district health centers granted licenses to operate as birthing clinics.
These are at Pinsao, Atok Trail, and Irisan health centers.
Irisan and Atok Trail earned their birthing license in 2019 while Pinsao just secured its own on Nov. 14, 2022.
Clients may avail of the birthing services subject to guidelines.
For Irisan, pregnant clients should inform the midwife or staff two weeks before the expected date of delivery.
Those who are regularly availing of check-up at the center are given priority.
They also cater to clients who are having their second baby with no comorbidity and the first baby was delivered the normal way.
Patients should bring the following: (for the baby) baby blanket, mittens, socks, baby clothes long sleeves upper and plants, diaper, bonnet and baby wipes and (for the mother) loose skirt and blouse, underwear, bathrobe, changing clothes, towels, comb, maternity napkin, two adult diapers, blanket, pillow, cotton buds, 70 percent isoprophyl alcohol, tissue, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and other toiletries and slippers; and food.
Mothers who gave birth at the facilities enjoyed complete package from pre-natal check-up to postpartum care including first immunizations at birth (BCG and Hepatitis B) and newborn screening as coordinated with other clinics with kits.
City Health Services Office Maternal Neonatal Child Nutrition Coordinator Medical Officer IV Maria Alice Torres said the city is working out the licensing of more district health centers as part of the thrust to expand the services of the district health centers as primary health care providers in line with the Universal Health Care program.
The Pinsao health facility is under Dr. Elvira Belingon Irisan while Irisan and Atok Trail are headed by Dr. Vanessa Fagcangan and Dr. Kea Basbasan, respectively. – Aileen P. Refuerzo