PHIC benefits for women
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation offers different benefits for its female members not only during Women’s Month but also year-round.
In a televised public briefing, Rey Baleña, PhilHealth Corporate Affairs Group vice president and concurrent Corporate Communication Department senior manager, said women are entitled not only to maternity care package but also to cervical cancer, gynecological disorders, colorectal cancer, and rectum cancer packages.
He said the maternity care package covers essential health services during the antenatal period, support during labor, actual normal delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.
“Kung itong pakete na ito ay ia-avail ng ating mga kababaihan sa ospital ay P6,500 ang babayaran ng PhilHealth pero kung sila ay manganganak sa mga infirmaries, dispensaries, birthing rooms at maternity care clinics, ang ating ibinabayad diyan ay P8,000,” he said.
As for the cervical cancer package, he said the patient may need primary surgery, pelvic cobalt radiation, or high-dose brachytherapy where PhilHealth provides P175,000.
For gynecological disorders, PhilHealth pays P23,300 for ovarian cystectomy; P33,300 vaginal hysterectomy; P11,000 for raspa; and P22,000 for mastectomy.
“Para sa colorectal cancer, mayroong Z benefit package at ang una nating pakete diyan ay nagkakahalaga ng P150,000 para sa stage 1 to 2 low risk at para naman sa may stage 2 to 3 high risk ay P300,000,” Baleña said.
“Para naman sa rectum cancer, mayroong Z benefit na nagkakahalaga ng P150,000 hanggang P400,000.”
He reminded members to go to PhilHealth-accredited facilities to avail of the packages and to keep their contributions and profiles updated to avoid problems in using their benefits. – PNA