Cost of Common Medical Procedures in the Philippines

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The availability, cost and quality of Philippine medical care is a key consideration for foreigners considering retirement in the Philippines.  Since U.S. Medicare does not provide coverage in the Philippines, many retirees are responsible for paying for their own care and ask how affordable medical care is in the Philippines.



Below we list the prices of  some common medical procedures as published by the National Kidney Transplant Institute in Quezon City, Metro Manila.  These prices should serve as a rough yardstick to prices to be expected at Philippine hospitals.  There will be variations depending on whether you are and outpatient or inpatient.  If you are an inpatient, the quality of your hospital room will affect the price of just about every treatment cost.  If you have a luxury suite you’ll pay much more for just about every service than will a patient in a ward.

Regular Hemodialysis
First Session  (with dialyzer) P4,500                                                                                                     Succeeding sessions    P3,000
Extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
Initial treatment        P20,000
Re-treatment    P3,000
Sigmoidoscopy P1,800
Colonoscopy (with sedation) P6,960
Electrocardiogram P390
Echocardiogram, 2D Doppler P3,120
Echocardiogram, Stress P3,645
Holter Monitor, 24 hours P3,575
Chest x-ray PA lateral, P365
Mammography P1070
Prostate (transabdominal) ultrasound P910
Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVUS) P1270
Transrectal Doppler UTZ of prostate CDI P1695
CT Scan, Cervical Spine P4175
MRI, Cervical Spine, Plain P6325
MRI, Lumbar-Sacral spine – plain P6325
PAP Smear, P225
Prostate Biopsy Package, P54,000
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) total P1450
Testosterone P1200

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