Philhealth Branches — Membership Reactivation

June 13, 2010 · Filed Under Career/Work, Let's Be Kind to Each Other, philhealth 

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



55 Responses to “Philhealth Branches — Membership Reactivation”

  1. john khurt correa on February 26th, 2013 8:57 pm

    good day sir/madam

    im asking po kung kelan ko makukuha ung philhealth number ko,this is my first time po kumuha nun thru online po ako nag register dun po sa 8 step procedure nagawa ko na po sya then na submit ko na po yung online registration ko.then nag open po ako ng email and i confirmed my registration.

    ask ko lang po kung kelan ko makukuha yung philhealth number ko khit membership record nalang need na po kasi sa feb.28 2 day ahead nalang po requirements po kasi sa akin yan ng pag woworkan ko..

    i need your help sir/madam to know po the answer and procedure,im hoping po na matutulungan nyo ako salamat


  2. Nors on February 27th, 2013 6:57 am

    Hi john, haven’t you received a second email giving you your Philhealth no.? Some people who have commented here said they got their Philhealth no. after registering online. But if they changed the process, and you can’t see another email, go to Philhealth, and ask for your Philhealth no. Maybe they need to see your IDs first or birth certificate. There are Philhealth desks at Robinsons malls.

  3. Piningarci on March 2nd, 2013 6:32 pm

    Ma’am bukas ba ang Philhealth/SSS/Pagibig pag Saturday?

  4. Nors on March 2nd, 2013 11:29 pm

    Hi Piningarci, they’re closed on weekends. For payments, Bayad Center and SM Business Center are open even on weekends.

  5. Vience on April 27th, 2013 12:58 pm

    Hi! Ask ko lang po kung ma aavail ko po ba yung philhealth benefits ng asawa ko kahit hindi ako naka add as dependent? If not, ano po mga kailangan/requirements para ma add ako as dependent? And lastly, yung husband ko 1yr n sya sa company pero wala syang philhealth card, magagamit nya po ba yung benefits ng philhealth?

  6. Nors on April 27th, 2013 9:17 pm

    Hi Vience, yes, just show your marriage certificate to the hospital. Or better, you ask your husband to update his member data at Philhealth, bringing your marriage cert and his IDs. Yes, even if your husband does not have his Philhealth ID, he can avail of benefits, as long as he is updated with his payments. Documents to avail: MDR from Philhealth, claim form 1 signed by employer and certificate of premium payments from employer.

  7. Therese victoria T. Tatoy on May 29th, 2013 10:59 am

    Good morning! I would just like to know if your Service Office here in Rizal Province is still located at The Brick Road of the Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall? Can we submit the registration form of our househelp there since she is applying to be a member? Thank you very much!

  8. Nors on May 29th, 2013 3:23 pm

    Hi Therese, that branch is still listed on the Philhealth website. Please call the branch: 681-5499 / 681-5111 / 681-5164 / 646-5844

  9. Erica on June 3rd, 2013 3:33 pm

    May bayad po ba ang pagkuha ng philhealth?

  10. catherine cabusao on June 3rd, 2013 8:13 pm

    Hi Ms.Nors,
    ofw(seaman) po ang husband ko, ggamitin ko po ang philhealth nya, 4months preganant po aquh, my expected due date was on November 2013, what are the requirments I should submit? thank you po.

  11. Nors on June 3rd, 2013 10:06 pm

    Hi Erica, yes, 150 pesos per month ang Voluntary membership. 450 ang minimum payment. Bring your ID or birth certificate

  12. erica on June 23rd, 2013 8:10 pm

    paano po kumuha ng philhealth number firstime ko po .. kailangan ko po kase sa pag apply .

  13. Ghie on June 24th, 2013 5:30 pm

    ano po dapat gawin, 1 year na po ako na jobless and plan ko po i continue yung contribution ko thru voluntary membership

  14. Nors on June 25th, 2013 8:24 am

    Hi erica, register online at Click “online services”, then “Register” under Electronic Registration.

  15. Nors on June 25th, 2013 1:20 pm

    Hi Ghie, yes, register as Individual Payor at a Philhealth branch or a Philhealth desk office at Robinsons, so you’ll have a copy of your MDR, and maybe your Philhealth ID if already available. Bring your ID. Minimum payment is for 1 quarter = 450 pesos.

  16. Carleth on July 27th, 2013 5:59 pm


    I just wanna know how I could avail of Philhealth’s program “for” my mom and dad who are both unemployed. I already have mine, but I could not declare them as my dependents since they are still below 60 years of age. That said, what should I do in order to help them avail of the program too? For instance, should they need to fill up the Philhealth form as voluntary members? What would be the requirements for them, like the documents? Then, how will the set-up be given that I will be the one paying for their individual contributions?

    Thank you in advance! :)

  17. Nors on July 27th, 2013 7:43 pm

    Hi Carleth, you register only one of your parents, and the other would be a dependent of the enrolled parent. You can go to the nearest Philhealth with your mom or dad, with ID (or birth certificate or baptismal cert) and marriage certificate (orig and xerox) and fill up the registration form, and pay for one quarter (450 pesos) or more. Get the MDR and request for an ID, if available. Another option is to download the form from, print, fill up, write one as member and the other as dependent, and have it signed by member-applicant, and write also an authorization letter authorizing you to register him and her, signed by member-applicant. Bring other docs. For the next quarter, you can pay at Bayad Center. :)

  18. daphne on July 28th, 2013 6:52 pm

    hi nors:) nors ano ba ibig sabihin ng individual policy contract(IPC) ng philhealth sa individually paying member? need ba tlga IPC na un? pued namn siguro magbayad na lang ng premium kahit ala kang IPC. thanks a lot nors :)

  19. Nors on July 29th, 2013 12:11 am

    Hi daphne, yes, pay your premium without IPC. IPC is a payment contract introduced early last year but was suspended after just 1 or 2 months — it involved paying for 1 or more years in advance.

  20. len on August 14th, 2013 2:58 pm

    hello mam, ask ko is how to updated d philhealth of my husband… hes an ofw, and he wants me to update his philhealth and to pay it yearly…. is there any requirements that needed to update his philhealth???? and what are those??? thank you…
    if my husband is a philhealth member, can i apply for myself and my question is are both our philhealth can be used at the same time…???????
    thank you, mam…

  21. Nors on August 15th, 2013 5:35 am

    Hi len, bring your ID, marriage certificate, your husband’s scanned ID, work visa (or other proofs of being OFW) and authorization letter to Philhealth and fill up registration form for updating, then pay for 1 year in advance.
    You cannot use 2 memberships to cover the same confinement, so you save on premiums if you remain dependent of your husband, as you can use your husband’s membership for your own coverage.

  22. elisa pabalan lor on August 15th, 2013 10:57 am

    hi mam ask ko lang po sana kasi po ung anak ko na denque at meron po siyang card sa opisina pano po un kasi ung dati nyang opisina nakapaghulog lang po ng start ng june 2012 up to march 2013,den nagresign po cya dun nagkasakit cya lumipat po cya ng job sa iba at nagstart po cya ng job dun ng may,bali nahulugan po ng start ng may to july 2013 po bali my skip po ng april pano po ba un pwede po ba na hulugan ko ung april kc po baka di po nya magamit ung philhealth po nya kung my kulang na isang buwan?salamat po

  23. Nors on August 16th, 2013 6:53 pm

    Hi elisa, pag employed, 3 months lang ang required. Payment of 3 of the 6 months before month of hospitalization, kahit merong gap basta within the 6-month period.

  24. anne on August 31st, 2013 4:38 pm

    good afternoon po.

    ask ko lang po mom inlaw ko taga tarlac Santiago po cya. eh wla pa po cya phil,health gusto nya po mag open dun para magamit nya pag na ospital cya. magkano daw po pa member dun para maka avail. cya ng plan nyo? at magkano po bayad buwan buwan. wla po cya work ung mom inlaw ko. salamat po
    rose ann….

  25. Nors on August 31st, 2013 10:51 pm

    Hi anne, punta lang siya sa Philhealth with her ID or birth certificate and 450 pesos to pay for 1 quarter (minimum payment sa Philhealth). Then starting sa 4th month, puede nang per month ang payment, which is 150 pesos, or every quarter.

  26. yza on September 8th, 2013 10:57 am

    Hi good afternoon!
    Just want to ask on how to go to philhealth quezon ave branch, im coming from marikina. Thanks and more powers.

  27. edna rodenas on September 8th, 2013 9:21 pm

    Hi po!ask ko sana kung magamit ko po ung philhealth ko pag manganak ako sa dec.naka leave na po ako sa work ko starting july 22,2013.july 22,2010 po ako nag start magwork,3 years na po ako nung july 22 sa agency ko.starting po july 22,2013 di na po nahulugan ung philhealth ko.magamit ko pa po ba ung philhealth ko khit na hindi nahulugan mag umpisa nung july 22?

  28. Nors on September 9th, 2013 8:05 am

    Hi yza, di ko kasi sure ang way nio from Marikina. Basta sana makapunta ka to any portion ng Quezon Ave (puedeng Edsa-Quezon Ave) or Commonwealth Ave. (kasi mga Fairview-Quiapo dadaan ng Quezon Ave.) Ang Philhealth Quezon Ave ay malapit sa Pegasus. Kung galing ka ng Edsa, nasa right side mo ang Philhealth, meaning pagbaba mo ay tatawid ka pa.

  29. Nors on September 9th, 2013 10:05 am

    Hi edna, ito sinagot ko na via a post para mabasa rin ng iba. Philhealth eligibility for employees on leave

  30. madz bruno on September 11th, 2013 12:23 pm

    hi po! tanong ko lang anong dapat kong gawin para maactivate ung philhealth ng mother ko. dati syang gov’t employee then noong 2009 pinalipat na nmin to individual paying and nabayaran once. gusto sana naming iactivate ulit para magamit nya kung kaylangan. sana masagot nyo. thank you in advance

  31. Nors on September 11th, 2013 5:47 pm

    Hi madz, yes, you can download and print this PMRF form, have your mother sign it, then visit a Philhealth branch with her ID, authorization letter (puedeng handwritten) and 450 pesos (payment for 1 quarter).

  32. ritchie hibe on September 12th, 2013 10:40 am

    I just want to ask if i only need one valid ID and birth certificate xerox copy to be able to sign’up the form?
    And i’m three months pregnant po.. can i avail also the benefits even i’m late for registration?
    Thank you.

  33. Nors on September 13th, 2013 9:49 am

    Hi ritchie, look at this Philhealth maternity eligibility guide. If you will deliver in April, puede ka pa humabol, kasi puede mo pang bayaran ang July 2013 to Mar 2014 (9 months BEFORE delivery). Yes, 1 ID and birth cert xerox are enough. Ask others or Philhealth too

  34. bong on September 25th, 2013 9:15 am

    hi mam good am. ask ko lang po kung paano malaman ung benfiaries sa philhealth? thanks po para maka change status

  35. bong on September 25th, 2013 9:38 am

    hi po anung site ng philhealth para sa change status online

    tnx po

  36. Nors on September 25th, 2013 3:29 pm

    Hi bong, wala pang online system for changing status sa Philhealth. By form pa rin sa branch or sa Philhealth desk offices sa Robinsons or SM Malls (some branches).

  37. Maria Teresa Castillo on October 25th, 2013 8:41 pm

    gud pm po,nkaligtaan q po magbayad ng monthly payment q dis month,kc na-misplace q po ung receipt q last month at akala q po 1st week of nov pa aq mgba2yad,so late po aq ng 1month kng ngaun po aq mgba2yad,back 2 zero n nga po ba ung 6mos na naihulog q from april to September?thank u po,w8 q po answer nyo thanks po

  38. Nors on October 26th, 2013 7:19 am

    Hi Maria, puede mo pa namang bayaran ang premium for Oct until Oct 31, so pay for your Oct asap, or pay Oct to Dec para sabay na.

  39. Gicel on November 21st, 2013 2:56 pm

    Hi! Just wanna ask if it is possible that anyone can use my philhealth benefit claim by simply adding their names as my dependent?
    I had processed my boss MDR and we were so shocked that there was a name indicated as his dependent when in fact he is in a single status and surely no kid at all. I was the one processing his MDR and as we request again for update of MDR to be used for his mom hospitalization. One name appeared as dependent and his relationship is his daughter. What happen? is it a scam?

  40. Nora on November 22nd, 2013 7:27 am

    Hi Gicel, are you sure this is the MDR of your boss? Is it the same name, address, date and place of birth and same Philhealth no.? If yes, baka naman meron talaga siyang anak na hindi nio alam :) Before someone can be added as a dependent, the member should present a birth or marriage certificate. Puede ring merong encoding error by Philhealth. Nakita na ba ng boss nio ang MDR niya?

  41. mark on November 27th, 2013 8:17 pm

    hi! Ask ko lang kung makukuha ba agad ang philhealth number ko kapag nagreg ako online? And kung mag aapply aq as walk in ano po ba mga requirements n dapat ko dalhin? At makukuha ko ba agad philhealth number q that day? Nid na kc sa work ko un. Thank you.

  42. Nora on November 28th, 2013 8:08 am

    Hi mark, yes, you can already get your Philhealth number online. But Philhealth will instruct you to submit documents. You can submit these later on through your employer. If your employer requires a Philhealth document, you go to Philhealth with your ID and birth or baptismal cert. I think you need to pay 1 quarter (450 pesos this 2013) before they issue you an MDR.

  43. danilo o. zapnata jr on January 10th, 2014 1:52 pm

    good day po ask ko lang po nakakuha na po ako ng philhealth no. kaso po nawawala po yung id ko pwede po ba malaman kung anu yung no ko

  44. Nora on January 10th, 2014 10:49 pm

    Hi danilo, sorry hindi po Philhealth website ito. Visit the nearest Philhealth branch with your ID.

  45. mhackjhen on January 13th, 2014 6:05 pm

    Hi maam panu po mag file ng philhealt want ko sana mag register panu po at anu kaylangan magkanu dn po kada buwan if kunwari byaran ko 6 monts magagamit b agad yun at magagamit dn ba ng family ko un philhealth ko

  46. ailine nañez on February 11th, 2014 3:51 pm

    good afternoon,

    member npo ako ng philhealth more than 7 years, 2 years ago nag-resign po ako, now unemployed po ako, magpapaconfine po sana ang mother ko, gusto ko pong malaman if magagamit ko ang philhealth ko kasi beneciary ko ang mother ko, if not, ano po kaya ang pwede kong magawa, babayaran ko po ba yung 2 years na arrears? thank you po.

  47. Nora on February 11th, 2014 7:17 pm

    Hi ailine, hindi na puedeng magbayad ng past months. Go to Philhealth and update your member data. Check member status Informal Sector. Pay 1 year in advance so you can avail. Para sure, ask mo na rin doon kung puede nang magamit agad basta magbayad ng 1 year at ang status ay Informal Sector.

  48. Anne on March 11th, 2014 1:21 pm

    Hi! OFW po ako at gusto ko po sana magamit sa maternity yung philhealth ko pero ang status ko ay single pa rin. Posible po ba na magamit sa maternity ang philhealth ko?

  49. Nora on March 12th, 2014 11:27 am

    Hi Anne, yes, basta active Philhealth member ka, you’re eligible for maternity coverage — ke single or married. Hindi requirement ang marriage for maternity coverage. If your Philhealth category is OFW, make sure that your date of delivery is within the dates in your premium receipt.

  50. Marriane Puncia on March 17th, 2014 8:25 am

    Good morning. May I ask po kung maaavail ko po kaya ang maternity benefit kung ang last contribution ko po ay October 2013? Kelangan ko po bang bayaran ang missed quarter as individual paying? I resigned po kasi last Oct & about to give birth this coming April. Lastly po, kung hindi na employed, san po kukunin ang MDR? Salamat po ng marami.

  51. Nora on March 18th, 2014 1:40 am

    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.

  52. KRIS on March 21st, 2014 10:25 pm

    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.

  53. Ning on March 23rd, 2014 3:33 pm

    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.

  54. al tan on April 9th, 2014 11:03 pm

    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.

  55. Nora on April 10th, 2014 7:34 pm

    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:

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