PhilHealth ID Guide: How and Where to Get One
Manila, Philippines – PhilHealth is a universal health insurance coverage in the Philippines. Aside from having proof of identity and employment requirements, having a PhilHealth ID or a Member Data Record (MDR) will help you gain access to comprehensive medical services and facilities.
If you are employed in a private company for the first time, your HR officer usually is responsible for accomplishing your PhilHealth membership and provide you with an ID. However, unemployed and self-employed individuals can register as a “Voluntary Member” and then apply to get a PhilHealth ID card.
Usually, a membership number is needed for most transactions; however, if you need a physical ID for convenience, check out this article.
For first time applicants:
- Step 1. Go to the nearest LHIO or Robinsons Mall.
- Step 2. Fill out two (2) copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form. However, you can visit their official website and download the registration form.
Based on Philhealth’s official website, you should submit the form together with the following documents:
- Two (2) 1×1 latest ID picture,
- Two valid IDs; and any of the following documents.
- Declare your dependents if applicable
For SSS pensioners
(Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension). Photocopy of the Retiree/Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of retirement
For GSIS pensioners
- Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement indicating the effectivity date of retirement
- Photocopy of Service Record issued by the employer showing rendered services of not less than 120 months
- Photocopy of Certification/Retirement Gratuity from the employer indicating services of not less than 120 months
- Photocopy of retirement voucher issued by GSIS
For Uniformed personnel of AFP, PNP, BJMP, and BFP
- Photocopy of General/Special or Bureau Order indicating effectivity date of retirement
- Photocopy of Certification/Letter of Approval of Retirement from the GSIS indicating services of not less than 120 months
- Photocopy of Statement of Services issued by previous employer showing service of not less than 120 months
GSIS Disability Pensioner / SSS Permanent Total Disability Pensioner before March 4, 1995
- Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement (DDR) indicating the date of retirement and effectivity date of pension
- Photocopy of Disability Pensioner Certification issued by SSS/GSIS indicating effectivity date of pension or the period of coverage for a disabled pensioner.
SSS Survivorship Pensioner before March 4, 1995
- Photocopy of Death, Disability and Retirement indicating the type of survivorship in nature and the effectivity date of pension
- Photocopy of Survivorship Pensioner Certification indicating the effectivity date of pension
Other individuals who are not under the abovementioned categories
- Photocopy of official receipts of premium payments to PhilHealth
- Any other documents indicating the months of premium payments to PhilHealth
- Step 3. Wait for your Member Data Record (MDR) and PhilHealth ID Card and pay 90 pesos for your card. You can add a Php 358 if you wish to add a dependent.