Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman hailed the issuance of PhilHealth’s Circular that provides entitlement of all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) benefits in any health care providers accredited by PhilHealth.

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and their dependents may soon avail of the PhilHealth benefits, under the Sponsored Program Component of the NHIP, which provides government subsidy for health insurance to indigent families.

To date, there are 3,005,025 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.

The availment of benefit starts fifteen days after publication of the Circular in a newspaper of general circulation.

Secretary Soliman said that qualified beneficiaries of the PhilHealth’s Sponsored Program are those identified Pantawid Pamilya household head beneficiaries, their legal spouse as reflected in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) list of DSWD, their children below 21 years old and their parents 60 years old and above.

To avail of NHIP benefits, Pantawid Pamilya primary beneficiary-member-patients need only to present their Pantawid Pamilya ID card.

Secretary Soliman said that Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, including their qualified dependents are entitled to primary care benefits that include consultation, diagnostic services and medicines from health care providers by PhilHealth.  Likewise, they are entitled to inpatient and outpatient care services.