Philhealth Branches — Membership Reactivation

Here are some tips when reactivating your Philhealth membership, based on what we recently experienced.

If you’re a former OFW who paid membership fees when Philhealth was still called Medicare, most probably your record is no longer with Philhealth.  So when you want to be a member again, you will be applying as a new member.

You will use the new membership form, and you need to bring your birth certificate, your marriage certificate (so you can include your spouse as your dependent), and birth certificates (so your children will be enrolled as your dependents).  Bring original and xerox copies.

If your spouse is a former Philhealth member, he/she can’t be enrolled as your dependent even if he/she has not paid his/her membership fees for more than 12 months. This was my case. I was rejected as a dependent even if I haven’t paid for more than 12 months.

What I should do, according to Philhealth, is to write a letter informing them I haven’t paid my premiums for  many months and ask them to allow my husband to register me as his dependent.  I hope Philhealth will address this issue in the coming months, so this type of letter is not needed.

Anyway, I wrote the letter, telling them I’m already inactive, and now I’m a dependent of my husband, who’s a former OFW and now an Individually Paying Member.

Here are the offices of Philhealth:

Main Office:
Citystate Centre,  709 Shaw Boulevard,
Pasig City
Trunkline: new number is 441-7444 (as of July 2011, no longer 637-9999)
Office Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Update as of August 12, 2010: Starting September 1, this branch will hold office at DAP Bldg., San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, within the vicinity of SM Megamall. To be sure if the branch has moved before or on schedule, call the office before going there.

Las Piñas Service Office
471 Editha Building, Alabang-Zapote Road,
Las Piñas City
Telephones: 5565374, 5565687, 8015256

Manila Service Office
Marc I Bldg., 1971 Taft Avenue,
Malate, Manila
Administrative – 5216776
Claims – 5232819
Collection – 5233959/5213610
Membership – 5217724/5239842

Caloocan Service Office
Remcor Bldg., Rizal Ave. Extension
between 10th & 11th Ave., Caloocan City
Tel Nos: 3652012, 3652014

Quezon City Service Office
F.R. Estuar Bldg., 880 Quezon Avenue,
Quezon City
Office of the Branch Manager – 3323022
Collection Section – 3323024
Membership Section – 3323132

Rizal Service Office
The Brick Road Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall
Cainta, Rizal
Tel No: 6815111

Makati Service Office
ITC Building, 337 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City

Tel Nos: 897-1598, 897-2759, 897-6329, 897-3337, 899-4506

For those in the Alabang area, the Philhealth office is near SM Southmall.  If you’re coming from Alabang, it’s to your right, after passing Southmall.

The minimum membership payment is 300 pesos (payment for one quarter, 100 pesos per month).  You can pay for 6 months or more.


Effective October 1, 2010, Philhealth premiums for professionals with a family income of more than 25,000 per month will increase to 600 pesos per quarter, or 2,400 per year, and then further increases to 900 pesos per quarter, or 3,600 pesos per year starting in the second year of the implementation of the premium increase.  See Philhealth Premiums for Professionals.

Other Philhealth Branches Are in These Related articles:

Philhealth Branches in South Metro, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Lucena

Philhealth Branches in North Metro, Central Metro and Bulacan

Philhealth Requires Nine Months of Prior Payments

No Philhealth Payments Prior, No Philhealth Benefits


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  1. Hi Marriane, you can no longer pay for last year. Go to Philhealth and ask if you can pay Jan to Mar and be eligible. Kasi 3 months na lang ang required for Individual Payor-Informal Sector. Or they might advise you to pay Mar 2014 to Feb 2015 and be eligible. Get your updated MDR from Philhealth, after payment.

  2. HI,Nagregister ako online, my philhealth number na ako at binigay na din ung PIN ko. So pano ko po kukunin ung ID card ko po? Ano ung requirements? Tnx.

  3. Magandang araw po! Gusto ko lang po malaman kung may open plantilla now for philhealth offices, dati po akong ocw or ofw, and now dito n lang po sa Pilipinas, meron po akong Civil Service Eligibility but I’m already 46 yo, gusto ko po magtrabaho dito na lang sa Pilipinas but in a government field, can you please help me for this? Thank you.

  4. Sa ngayon po ay hindi ako member pero si mrs. ay dating employee ng public work nakatira kami rito sa LA at dual citizen kaming magasawa. Balak po naming magretire sa pinas. Magkano po ba ang lumsump ng lifetime membership.
    at paano po ang mga dapat gawin.

  5. Hi al tan, if your wife worked for at least 10 years before in the Phils, it’s possible that she has accumulated at least 120 contributions to Medicare (now Philhealth), and therefore qualified for free Lifetime membership. If she’s qualified, you can be her dependent. If it’s less than 120 contributions, she can continue paying as Individual Payor (200 pesos per month) to accumulate 120 contributions. Your wife will request for this form from GSIS:

  6. hello po ask ko lang po kung maka avail po ako ng maternity benefits dito sa philhealth yung last contribution ko po kc 2007 pa kng papaactivate ko po ulet yung number ko ano po gagawin ko and magkano po kaya babayaran ko?due date ko po ng july this year.thank you po

  7. Hi vangie, register as Individual Payor-Informal Sector and pay Apr to June 2014. Para mas sure, pay Apr to Dec 2014. 200 per month.

  8. hello po c vangie po ulet to ate,nggling na po ako sa philhealth pero po 3months lang po pinabayaran sken im just confuse po baka po kc hnd ako maka avail ngthank maternity benefits kc lagi ko pong nbbasa na required po na 9months po kelangan bayaran e yung sa case ko po last ko 2007 tpos po yung latest 3months lang po pinabayaran sken.mkkaavail pa po kaya ako?thank u po

  9. Hi vangie, 3 months na lang kasi ang required ngayon for Individual Payors, pero dapat 3 months within the 6 months prior to delivery. Due mo ba sa July? If not yet, bayaran mo rin in July ang for July, Aug or Sep, or the months before your due.

  10. mam,,, tanung ko lng po,,, tagal n po akong ofw,lagi ko pong benifeciary ang parents ko, then ipinagamit ko po ang ang phoil health ko sa mother ko,, ng tingnan po ng hospital wala po ang name ng parents ko,,, sa beneficiary,,,

  11. Hi Nilo, is your mother at least 60 years old? If yes, the hospital should have asked for your birth certificate. If the hospital did not deduct Philhealth coverage, you can make an appeal with Philhealth and file directly with Philhealth.

  12. I’m a former OFW, I’m in US now but not working,, the first and last contribution ko sa philhealth ay oct 2010, i paid 900 pesos for 1 yr as a OFW member then. After that hindi na ako nkapagbayad ng contribution ko, now I want to continue my contribution. Ano dapat ko gawin? Thanks

  13. I’m a former OFW. The first and last contribution to philhealth was when i paid 900 pesos for 1 yr as a OFW member. After that i no longer paid any contribution. now I want to continue my contribution. Thanks

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