Carol’s sister had a cesarean (caesarian, c-section) section at a Philippine provincial hospital in Lucena City, Quezon Province in 2006. The total cost was P34,000. FilHealth, the Philippine national health insurance program, paid P8,000 of the total for a net cost of P26,000. This shows why making sure all members of your Philippine family are signed up for PhilHealth makes such good sense. The monthly premium for PhilHealth family coverage is P100 about $2.00.
Foreigners may be covered under the Philippine spouse’s PhilHealth plan.