Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)
The PAGCOR has a “no contact application” for people who need medical assistance in the Philippines. As of now, they prioritize patients who receive chemotherapy and those undergoing dialysis.
Instead of queueing, you may send the required documents to the dropbox at the lobby of PAGCOR Corporate Annex, 1105 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.
After the submission, updates will be sent thru SMS or text messages. PAGCOR officials also emphasize that they will not process fake and incomplete documents.
Learn more about the requirements here.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
People who want medical assistance in the Philippines often go to PCSO.
Through their flagship program, Individual Medical Assistance Program, they provide clients with a guarantee letter indicating that PCSO is assuming the obligations for a specific amount due from the client for the services the healthcare facility rendered.
You can ask for assistance for the following:
For the complete list of general and specific requirements, you can head over to this page. Currently, PCSO offers an online application for applicants in the National Capital Region. Also, here’s the list of Medicine Providers that accept PCSO Guarantee Letter.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
The DSWD offers medical and hospitalization assistance to people in crisis, those who are indigent (as certified by their barangay), and those who haven’t availed of their Crisis Unit Intervention assistance within the year.
The processing time varies. For instance, the issuance of a guarantee letter only takes about 20 minutes, cash disbursement may take a little less than an hour, and issuance of a check may take a couple of days.
You can find the complete list of requirements and processes here.
Likewise, DSWD also provides financial assistance to people who need medicines. In their Memorandum Circular, it is mentioned that eligible beneficiaries needing less than 5,000 PHP may only need a confirmation from a doctor about the veracity of the prescription. For amounts, more than Php5,000, a Social Case Study Report is required.
Typically, the amount of allowable assistance is only up to Php25,000. If the case is justifiable, DSWD may offer up to Php75,000. For the list of requirements, you can head over to their Memorandum Circular.