Can PhilHealth be used abroad?

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Yes, PhilHealth covers hospitalization of Filipino PhilHealth members and dependents confined abroad. Foreign PhilHealth members are exempted from receiving this privilege.

To file for reimbursement of overseas confinement, submit the following documents to any PhilHealth office in the Philippines via email or international courier within 180 days after discharge:

  • Accomplished PhilHealth Claim Form 1
  • Statement of Account translated into English
  • Copy of medical certificate, medical abstract, or medical record translated into English
  • Official receipt issued by the hospital and doctor
  • If an operation was performed: a copy of the operative record translated into English

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