Redemptorist Church (Baclaran)
Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Cancer Institute (CI)
Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.
Pink for Life Foundation
Soroptimist International of Ortigas and Environs
PhilHealth (Philippine Health Insurance Corporation)
SSS (Social Security System)
C.A.R.E. (CHRISTIAN ACTION FOR RECONCILIATION & EVANGELISM) PHILIPPINES, INC. [for Antipolo City]
Department of Health – Public Assistance Unit Medical Assistance for Indigent Patients (MAIP)
Tzu Chi Foundation
The Social Services Office of the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran provides financial assistance to indigent patients.
Call +632 8832 1150 to ask for requirements.
Dr. Jorge Ignacio, Chairman
Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel. +63 2 8521 8400 ext. 3928 or 4100 / 8526-6953
It has an “Alay Chemo sa CI” program. Assistance is given only to indigent patients (Class D) following evaluation of the Medical Social Services (MSS). The assistance depends on the need and may be given as full or partial support for chemotherapy drugs. The financial support is only for chemotherapy, antibiotics, antiemetic, and other medicines needed by the patient while undergoing chemotherapy.
The PGH Cancer Institute administration office is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome for clinical breast examination and consultation at the following address:
Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. Breast Care Center, Out-Patient Department East Avenue Medical Center, East Avenue, Quezon City Phone: +632 8927 3492; Mobile: 0917 867 7624 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact person: Aileen Antolin (0915 442 8958)
Clinic schedule is from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Regular mammography rate is P750.00.
Pink for Life offers subsidized hormonal treatment, through discounted Femara (Letrozole).
For inquiries, please call +632 8810 0810.
Soroptimist International of Ortigas and Environs offers free chemotherapy, as well as hormonal therapy (Tamoxifen), for indigent Stage 1 and Stage 2 breast cancer patients up to 6 cycles. Patients outside the National Capital Region may apply.
Please submit the following:
- Histopathology report, Chest X-ray and Liver Ultrasound
- Complete patient details (name, postal address, landline, cell phone number)
- List of prescribed medicines (chemotherapy agents)
Submit by email to email@example.com.
Soroptimist Ortigas will contact the patient if the application is approved.
2. Magbayad ng kontribusyon
3. Mag-update ng record
4. Magpabawas ng benepisyo
To avail of Philhealth benefits, member must have at least three (3) months’ premium contributions within the immediate six (6) months prior to the month of availment.
For Working/Self-Employed Women
To enable the hospital to deduct PhilHealth benefits from the hospital bill, fill out PhilHealth Claim Form 1 and submit to the hospital billing section prior to discharge of the patient. Submit official receipts of medicines bought outside the hospital during confinement for possible refund. The hospital and doctor/s are supposed to deduct the benefits from the total bill before payment. If you pay the full amount for professional fees (that is, the doctor does not deduct any PhilHealth benefits), ask for a Waiver and attach doctor’s Waiver and the official receipt for professional fee to Claim Form 1. Submit also your Member Data Record (MDR) to support your Claim Form.
If you cannot submit a properly filled out Claim Form 1 and MDR, the hospital will not deduct PhilHealth benefits. In this case, pay the hospital bill in full and file your claim directly with PhilHealth for a refund of payments. Submit the following:
- PhilHealth Claim Form 1
- PhilHealth Claim Form 2
- PhilHealth Claim Form 3
- Hospital Waiver
- Physician’s Waiver (if full and actual professional fee was paid by patient)
- Official receipts of medicines bought outside the hospital during confinement
The claim must be filed with PhilHealth within 60 calendar days from discharge of the patient from the hospital, or within 60 calendar days from 1st treatment (first day of radiotherapy, first day of chemotherapy). Claims may be filed at the PhilHealth branch office nearest the member’s residence or place of work.
The PhilHealth Z Benefit Package covers catastrophic illnesses. View Governing Policies on PhilHealth Benefit Package for Case Type Z. View Implementing Guidelines on the Z Benefit Package which includes breast cancer. View Z Benefit Package Rates for other illnesses including cervical cancer.
Philhealth’s Z Benefits for Catastrophic Illness
The Z Package is a P100,000 benefit offered to Philhealth members and their qualified dependents who are diagnosed as stage 0 to IIIA breast cancer patients. To qualify, it is IMPORTANT to go ONLY to the selected contracted hospitals (listed below) and have the procedures done from the start of the diagnosis to the end of the treatment. Coverage for breast cancer is P100,000. If total cost is greater that P100,000, Philhealth member will co-pay.
List of Contracted Hospitals for Breast Cancer (as of July 31, 2021, per Philhealth website):
1. NATIONAL KIDNEY AND TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE
East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
2. UP‐PHILIPPINE GENERAL HOSPITAL
Taft Avenue, Manila
3. EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER
East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
ILOCOS TRAINING AND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Parian, San Fernando City, La Union
1. ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION MEDICAL CENTER
Mc Arthur Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga
2. JOSE B. LINGAD MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Brgy. Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga
3. DR. PAULINO J. GARCIA MEMORIAL RESEARCH & MEDICAL CENTER
Mabini St., Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
1. BATANGAS MEDICAL CENTER
Binhi Road, Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, Batangas
2. ST. FRANCES CABRINI MEDICAL CENTER
Santo Tomas, Batangas
1. BICOL MEDICAL CENTER
Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City, Camarines Norte
2. BICOL REGIONAL TRAINING AND TEACHING HOSPITAL
Rizal St., Legazpi City, Albay
1. CORAZON LOCSIN MONTELIBANO MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Lacson St., Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
2. WESTERN VISAYAS MEDICAL CENTER
Q. Abeto St., Iloilo City, Iloilo
1. PERPETUAL SUCCOUR HOSPITAL OF CEBU, INC.
Gorordo Avenue, 6000, Cebu City, Cebu
2. VICENTE SOTTO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
B. Rodriguez St., Sambag II, Cebu City, Cebu
NORTHERN MINDANAO MEDICAL CENTER
Capitol Compound, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
1. DAVAO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Purok 4, Apokon, Tagum, Davao del Norte
2. SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES MEDICAL CENTER
J. P. Laurel Ave., Davao City, Davao del Sur
BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
What is paid for under the package?
- hospital room and board fees
- laboratory exams
- operating room fees, mandatory and other services
- professional fees
TO EMPHASIZE: To avail of the Z Package, it is IMPORTANT to go ONLY to the contracted hospitals listed above from the start of diagnosis up to the end of treatment.
1. Updated contributions
2. Approved pre-authorization (download pre-authorization checklist and request here)
3. Completed Membership Empowerment form (download membership empowerment form here)
For Working/Self-Employed Women
To avail of sickness benefits, you must notify the SSS or your employer within five (5) days from the day you miss work or are confined to your home. However, this does not apply when you are confined in a hospital.
For hospital confinement, the claim for benefit must be filed within one (1) year from the last day of confinement from the hospital. For home confinement, the claim for reimbursement by the employer must be filed within one (1) year from the start of illness. Failure to file the claim within the prescribed period will result in denial of the claim.
What forms are needed in filing for sickness benefit?
- For the employed member: SSS Form CLD-9N (Sickness Notification).
- For the employer: SSS Form B-304 (Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Application)
- For the unemployed/self-employed/voluntary member
- SSS Form CLD-9A (Sickness Benefit Claim for Unemployed/Self-employed/ Voluntary Members)
- SSS Form MMD-102 (Medical Certificate)
- Other documents:
- For unemployed members
- Certification from last employer showing the effective date of separation from employment or notice of the company’s closure/strike or certification from the Department of Labor and Employment that the employee or employer has a pending labor case.
- Certification that no advance payment was granted, if the date of separation from employment is within the confinement period being applied for.
- Presentation of the SS Digitized ID/SSS Form E-6 (acknowledgment stub) with 2 valid IDs, one of which with the recent photo. To ensure receipt of benefits by members, authorized company representatives who file sickness benefit claims shall present the members’ SS digitized ID or E-6 (acknowledgement stub) with two valid IDs (at least one with photo). This requirement is in addition to the presentation by the company representative’s own SSS digitized ID and blue card.
- For unemployed members
Where does the member file his claim for sickness benefit?
- For the employed/separated member – Claims may be filed at the nearest SSS office. However, processing will be done at the branch where the employer and employee records are based.
- For the voluntary/self-employed member – Claims may be filed at the SSS office nearest the member’s residence. However, processing will be done at the branch where the record is based.Download SSS forms from http://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/index2.jsp?secid=1&cat=8&pg=null
Losing one or both breasts is a partial disability.
The prescriptive period in the filing of disability benefit claim is ten (10) years from the date of occurrence of disability.
What are the forms needed in filing for the disability benefit?
- Disability Claim Application (SSS Form DDR-1)
- Medical Certificate (SSS Form MMD-102)
- Other documents that may be required to support the disability claim such as clinical and laboratory tests results (pathology report) and hospital records.
- SSS digitized ID or E-6 (acknowledgement stub) with two valid IDs, one of which with recent photo.
Where can a member file his disability benefit application?
Applications forms of disability benefits are filed at the nearest SSS branch or representative office.
You will be called in for a physical examination by an SSS doctor. This can be done on the same day of submission of documents if the doctor is available at the time of your visit.
Download SSS forms from http://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/index2.jsp?secid=1&cat=8&pg=null
C.A.R.E. is a church-based office which provides medical assistance for Antipolo City patients only.
To apply, contact: Ms. Renelyn Villanueva, Ministry Director
Contact person: John +632 8297 4224, +63 908 242 4172 firstname.lastname@example.org
C.A.R.E. Philippines Education Center, Sitio Tanza II, San Jose, Antipolo City
NOTE: C.A.R.E. team will interview and visit the patient. Amount and frequency of assistance vary.
1. Medical/Clinical Abstract
2. Social Case Study Report/Barangay Certificate of Indigency
3. For chemotherapy medicines: Latest prescription
4. For hospital costs: Hospital bill
*Additional requirements for relative/proxy
a. Photocopy of valid ID of patient
b. Valid ID of authorized representative
c. Authorization letter
SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO DOH-PUBLIC ASSISTANCE UNIT
ADDRESS: San Lazaro Compound, Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila
SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday (except holidays)
CONTACT NUMBERS: +632 8651 7800 ext. 1807, 1808, 1812
Tzu Chi Foundation provides medical/financial support to patients with Stage I-II breast cancer.
1. Social Case Study
2. Referral Letter
4. Medical Abstract/Certificate
5. Treatment Protocol
7. Request for labs
8. House location & sketch (virtual visitation)
9. Personal letter of request
10. Picture of patient (whole body)
11. Picture of family
12. Picture of House
13. Video of house
To apply, send all the requirements thru FB Messenger to: tzu chi ph ssd
Procedure includes on-line interview and virtual house visit (approval/release in 2-3 weeks). Patient may receive one time assistance per year for about 3 cycles (may vary).