Healthcare in the Philippines
Hospitals in and around Manila often offer high-quality medical care. However, even the best hospitals may not meet the standards of medical care, sanitation, and comfort provided by hospitals in the United States. Many hospitals outside major urban areas may offer only basic medical care in rudimentary conditions. It is wise to evaluate the standards of medical care at a hospital before contemplating a medical procedure.
Most hospitals will require a downpayment at the time of admission. Local hospitals do not usually accept U.S. health insurance policies, but many U.S. insurers will reimburse patients for hospital charges. Patients are often required to pay their bills before being discharged from the hospital.
Two of the premier private hospitals in Manila are the
Makati Medical Center, Amorsolo Street, Makati, Tel.: (011-63-2) 815-9911
St. Luke’s Hospital, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, Tel.: (011-63-2) 722-6161 or 723-0301.