Requirements and Steps to Avail of PCSO Medical Assistance

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With the high inflation rate that our country is experiencing right now, many Filipinos who are sick and suffering could not afford to pay their medical expenses.

Good thing there’s the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that offers PCSO Medical Assistance.

Any citizen from the Philippines who is either hospitalized or is in need of due treatment is eligible for PCSO’s Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP).

You don’t need to have a friend or relative working in a government agency to avail of this program because IMAP is available to all.

Who can avail of PCSO Medical Assistance

PCSO can give financial assistance to those who request for it, provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You are confined in any health facility;
  • You are receiving health care management as outpatient; and
  • You are seeking management in foreign countries, if no health facility within the Philippines can provide such procedure.

Requirements to avail of PCSO Medical Assistance

Once you met the above criteria, you need to submit the required documents to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to apply for PCSO medical assistance.

Any request must be submitted with the following three documents:

1. Duly accomplished PCSO IMAP Application Form

2. Original / Certified True Copy of the Updated Clinical Abstract duly signed by the attending physician with License Numer

  • For wheelchair requests, you may submit a Medical Certification.

3. Valid ID of both Patient and your Representative. If you do not have a Government ID, a Student or Company ID will do.

  • Government ID
    • Passport
    • Driver’s License
    • GSIS eCard
    • PRC ID
    • Voter’s ID
    • Phil Health ID
    • Senior Citizen’s ID
    • DSWD – 4P’s ID
  • Company ID
  • Student ID

Once you’ve submitted the necessary requirements and get an approval from PCSO, they will issue a guarantee letter to your hospital or health facility, stating that they (PCSO) will assume the obligation to pay a specific amount due of the patient to the health provider.

Please note that PCSO will not be able to bear all the expenses for the beneficiary for the treatment received because IMAP deals with thousands of patients everyday and as much as they want to provide financial assistance, they have an allocated budget.

Aside from the three documents needed, there are other additional requirements for specific requests.

1. For Confinement

  • Original copy of the Statement of Account / Hospital Bill duly signed by the Billing Officer / Credit Supervisor”
  • Endorsement from the Medical Social Services of the health facility (for charity / service patients).

2. For Dialysis

  • Endorsement / Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter
    • Not required if health facility has PCSO desk.
  • Official quotation from service provider
  • Relevant laboratory results

3. For Medicines including Chemotherapy:

  • Relevant laboratory results
  • Photocopy of Histopath / Biopsy Report
  • Original prescription duly signed by physician with license number
  • Progress Notes from the doctor / oncologist.
    • For chemotherapy requests

4. For Radiotherapy

  • Endorsement / Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter
    • Not required if health facility has PCSO desk.
  • Official quotation from service provider

5. Surgical Supplies

  • Official quotation with breakdown of expenses.

6. Implant

  • Official sealed quotation from 3 suppliers
  • Copy of physician’s order with implant specification
  • Police Report – for medico-legal cases

7. Laboratory / Diagnostic Procedures

  • Official quotation from service provider
  • Laboratory request duly signed by physician

8. Medical Devices (Pacemaker, Septal occluder, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), and more)

  • Official sealed quotation from 3 suppliers

9. Assistive Devices – Hearing Aid (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA))

  • Official sealed quotation from 3 suppliers
  • Audiological Evaluation Report signed by a License Audiologist

10. Assistive Devices – Wheelchair

  • Official sealed quotation from 3 suppliers
  • Progress note from the doctor / oncologist
    • For chemotherapy requests

11. Assistive Devices – Prosthesis (Arm, Leg, Eye)

  • Official sealed quotation from 3 suppliers

12. Assistive Devices – Pulmonary Apparatus (rental of ventilator /respirator)

  • Official quotation from service provider

13. Non and Minimally Invasive Procedures (Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic procedure, ESWL, etc)

  • Endorsement / Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter
    • Not required if health facility has PCSO desk.
  • Relevant laboratory result

14. Transplant (Kidney, Liver, etc)

  • Relevant laboratory result
  • Cross – matching result
  • Certification of patient’s inclusion in transplant program from authorized representative of NKTI, if applicable.
  • Relevant PhilHealth tracking number certification

15. Rehabilitative Therapy (Physical, Occupational, Speech)

  • Official quotation from service provider

PCSO

Things to Remember

Please note that you will not be given cash or money for your medical expenses.

Once your request or application for medical assistance from PCSO has been approved, PCSO will issue a guarantee letter to your hospital or health facility.

It states in the guarantee letter that PCSO will assume the obligation to pay a specific amount due of the patient to the health provider.

Also, don’t expect that all your medical expenses will be shouldered by PCSO. Only a portion of your medical needs will be given by PCSO as medical assistance.

This is because there are also a lot of applicants and patients like you who need medical assistance from PCSO. They have to allocate their budget to cover all the patients in need.

If you have any more inquiries, you may contact the PCSO and their respective departments if your requests are not listed above.

How to Contact PCSO for Medical Assistance Inquiries

  • Visit PCSO Website
  • Visit PCSO Head Office Address at Sun Plaza Building, 1507 Princeton Street corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City 1552
  • Charity Assistance Department
    • Mr. Rubin Z. Magno
      OIC-Department Manager
      Address: 3/F Radiotherapy Bldg. LCP Complex, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
      Telephone Number: 426-3735, 921-7608
      Email Address: rmagno@pcso.gov.ph
  • Medical Services Department
    • Jose Bernardo H. Gochoco, Jr., MD
      OIC-Department Manager
      Address: 3/F Radiotherapy Bldg. LCP Complex, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
      Telephone Numbers: 441-2612; 441-2076; 441-2065; 441-2081
      Email Address: jgochoco@pcso.gov.ph

PCSO Medical Assistance Program is just one of the many programs that the government offers to Filipinos.

Aside from this, you may also seek assistance from other agencies including PhilHealth, DSWD, Office of the Mayor, Congressman, Senators, and other Government Officials.

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Comments

  1. JAYMAR VILLARMINO says:

    If namatay na po ang pasyente, pwede po bang makahingi ng financial assistance para mabayaran ang bill sa hospital?

  2. pAul sidney says:

    Pag may skit sa puso pano po kaya mgclaim
    Kelangan po cya maoperahan. Mga magkano po kaya ang matatamggap ng nanay ko po

  3. Nag iisue po kayo ng cheque for private hospital?

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