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Some 346 students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila availed of the onsite membership registration offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth at the university campus on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
The activity is a more convenient option for enrollees to be part of the government’s health insurance service and to avail of free medical services under the Universal Health Care Act. This benefited students already attending face-to-face classes but are not yet members of PhilHealth.
“PLM extends its gratitude to PhilHealth officials and staff for making this service available to our students right inside the campus. This is an important step towards medical health and financial safety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” University President Emmanuel Leyco said.
Minimum health protocols were strictly observed during the day-long activity, which was held at the University Activity Center for good ventilation. Seats at the waiting area were spaced to practice social distancing.
Students were advised to prepare their requirements beforehand and to present it to PhilHealth staff members onsite for a smoother experience.
As a rule, those aged 20 and younger can be registered as a dependent of a parent or guardian who is a PhilHealth member. Meanwhile those aged 21 and older, or at least 18 years old but do not have PhilHealth-member parents can sign up as individual contributors.
PhilHealth registration is encouraged for students attending face-to-face classes to serve as their insurance against medical concerns, including COVID-19.
Those who were not able to join the onsite registration are encouraged to register at the nearest PhilHealth branch.