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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How to Apply for FREE PCSO Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP)


WHERE TO GO IF YOU HAVE NO PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE OR you have no personal health insurance and in dire need for health support in medical expenses?
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It is said that "Health is Wealth"
because in reality, if you’re not healthy, you’ll end up broke. And, yes, we cannot deny the fact that hospital bills and medications are ‘burden’ to a family. It worries not only  the hospitalized member but also the whole family. PCSO is one of the qualified medical assistant as an institution in helping our less fortunate kababayan. The drugs and medicine are given to indigents as part of the indigent drug program for medicine, and medical assistance program.

Hence, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes
Office (PCSO) conceptualized the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) to provide sufficient and receptive financial assistance to individuals requesting for medical health assistance. In this program, the indigent individuals are the priority.


QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A BENEFICIARY OF IMAP

To become a beneficiary of the said program, the individual patient should be qualified in the following criteria:

-The patient is confined in any health facility;
-The patient is receiving health care
management as outpatients; and
-The patient is seeking management in
foreign countries since no health facility in the Philippines can provide such process.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS COVERAGE?
HEALTH SERVICES COVERAGE
1. Confinement – currently admitted or discharged with promissory note duly acknowledged by the health facility
2. Dialysis – such as, but not limited to:
Hemodialysis
Peritoneal (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis [CAPD])
3. Cancer Treatment – such as, but not limited to:
Chemotherapy
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HOW TO APPLY TO PCSO IMAP

In order to apply for medical assistance, and for faster processing time for application, it is advised to bring all the following requirements:

Guarantee Letters (GL) addressed to hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, pharmacies and other health care facilities is necessary to obtain medical assistance from IMAP.

It takes approximately two months for a beneficiary to claim financial assistance from the PCSO, an unacceptable system according to Mareng Winnie.

If the patient has fulfilled all the standards to be a beneficiary, he/she can process the application by preparing these documents:

1.  Duly accomplished PCSO IMAP Application Form. It can be downloaded from PCSO Official Website or CLICK HERE.
2. Valid ID of the Patient or the Representative. It can be any Government Issued Identification or Company/ Student ID.
3. Original or Certified True Copy of Updated Medical Abstract/ Medical Certificate of the patient with Doctor’s signature provided with license and PTR number. If the patient requires wheelchair, Medical Certification will do.
4. Authorization/ Personal Letter: indicating the patient’s request for financial assistance including the illness and the reason why he/she request for such aid. It should be addressed to the current General Manager of PCSO.
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All the 4 requirements should be brought completely in the PCSO Office together with some specific documents depending
on your nature of request. Also, remember that it’s better to bring extra copies of these documents if ever it is needed.

FOR INQUIRIES

You may go to their Head Office or call them using the following information:

 You may watch an actual video on how to apply in PCSO Office.

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